Greek Military Cross

The War Cross (Greek: Πολεμικός Σταυρός) is a military decoration of Greece, awarded for heroism in wartime to both Greeks and foreign allies. There have been three versions of the cross, the 1917 version covering World War I, the 1940 …

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War work in Whitchurch

Though there were no Munitions factories in Whitchurch or its surrounding area, many civilians made vital contributions to the war effort through their jobs. The 1918 “Directory of Manufacturers in Engineering and Allied Trades” lists two Whitchurch companies engaged in …

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Patrick Gavien

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We have found limited information for this man. We believe he was Patrick Gavien (Gavin on the Malpas Memorial) and have been able to find some military medal records. We have also found a military record of his hospitalisation in …

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St Alkmund’s Church Memorial

St Alkmunds Memorial

    St Alkmund’s Church is at the top of Bargate, Whitchurch, next to the site of the original Whitchurch Grammar School. At the west end of the Church is a triptych form war memorial with a central panel of …

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Birmingham Daily Post 6 September 1917

Report in the Birmingham Daily Post 6th September 1917 regarding the death of George Austin “Second Lieutenant George Elliott Austin, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, killed in action, was the youngest son of the late Mr. William Austin, Whitchurch, Salop, and 24 …

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Extract from army record concerning his death

His Army Record States; “Sir, I beg to report that No. 20850 Pte. J. W. Frost 6th Bn. York & Lancashire Regiment was admitted on board this Hospital Ship on 16th September 1915, suffering from Dysentery. His condition on admission …

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Despatch from Field Marshall Sir John French

“Lance Corporal John William Field, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders is recommended for Gallant and Distinguished Service in the field.” Despatch from Field Marshall Sir John French Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) France 1914

Queen’s South Africa Medal

The Queen’s South Africa Medal is a British campaign medal which was awarded to British and Colonial military personnel, civilians employed in official capacity and war correspondents who served in the Second Boer War in South Africa. Altogether twenty-six clasps …

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Military Medal

Until 1993, the Military Medal (MM) was a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land. The medal …

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Silver War Badge

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the …

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Campaign Medals 3

The 1914 Star (also known as ‘Pip’) was authorised under Special Army Order no. 350 in November 1917 and by an Admiralty Fleet Order in 1918, for award to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who …

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Campaign Medals 2

The British War Medal (also known as ‘Squeak’) was a silver or bronze medal awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or entered service overseas between 5th August 1914 …

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Women Bank Clerks

FIRST FEMALE CLERKS AT LLOYDS With the outbreak of the First World War, Lloyds Bank employed women as clerks for the first time. They replaced men who had joined the armed services. Nationally six women were taken on at the start …

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Whitchurch Herald 20th January 1917

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 20th January 1917 regarding the death of Ernest Wilson “Pte, Ernest Wilson a Whitchurch Boy K.L.R. (Pals) age 19, after a year’s active service and participating in severe action has died of wounds in No …

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Whitchurch Herald 21st October 1916

Letter in the Whitchurch Herald 21st October 1916 received by Mrs Jones regarding the death of her husband, Joseph Jones. “Dear Madam, As the Chaplain attached to the 3rd Worcester Regiment, it is with deepest regret and sympathy that I …

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Your Voice Sings Not So Soft

Your Voice Sings Not So Soft
Young people use creative and digital media to retell first hand accounts from WW1 to a contemporary audience

As part of MediaActive’s response to the WW1 Commemorations Shropshire Remembers, a team of twelve young people, working with filmmaking mentors, produced this animation based on the history of Prees Heath Common.

For more information about MediaActive please visit: www.mediaactive.org
For more information about the Shropshire Remembers Eyewitness project please visit www.eyewitnessww1.co.uk

Army Records

An Army Report from the Medical Record of Charles Herbert Shaw concerning his illness. “Medical Report States; That the early winter was exceptionally cold and wet, the man was then a private, and took his regular turn on guard. Got …

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Whitchurch Herald 23rd September 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 23rd September 1916 concerning the death of Eric Hanson Lee. “Mr L Lee, High Street, Whitchurch on Tuesday night he received news that his second son John Arthur had been killed in action. On Thursday …

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Wilfred Fleet

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Born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1894 (baptised 19th August 1894), the third son of John and Elizabeth Fleet of Church Street, Malpas, Cheshire. Husband of Mary Fleet (nee Roberts) (married in 1919). The 1911 Census shows Wilfred as an apprentice …

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John Burns

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Born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1894, the son of the late Thomas Edward Burns (shown on his marriage certificate, although we can find no record of him in the censuses). The 1901 Census shows him living with his grandparents Michael …

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George Boycott

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Born in Malpas, Cheshire on 14th November 1898 (baptised 1st January 1899), the fourth son of William and Elizabeth Boycott of 180 Broomfield Road, Coventry; formerly of Old Hall Street, Malpas, Cheshire. George showed his occupation as general labourer when …

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Whitchurch Herald 16th August 1919

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 16th August 1919 relating to Arthur Hughes “Official news has been received by Mr and Mrs Hughes that their son Arthur, of the King’s Royal Rifles, reported missing since March 21st 1918, now reported killed …

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Thomas Jones

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Thomas Ivan Jones was born in Rensselaer, New York, United States of America on 6th October 1890, the son of Thomas and Minnie H Jones who were living in Shrewsbury in 1901. Husband to Keziah Jones (nee Ince) (married in …

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Alfred Ashley

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Born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1891 (christened 30th December 1891), the son of Mrs Sarah Ashley. Husband of Alice Mullock, formerly Ashley (nee Edwards) (married 26th January 1915) of Bickerton, Malpas, Cheshire and father to Alice Helena (baptised 28 November …

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Alfred Wragg

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Born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1883, the second son of William Wragg and the late Sarah Wragg of Church Street, Malpas, Cheshire. Husband to Sarah Ann Wragg (nee Walker) (married 24th December 1906) of 4 Arthur Street, Crewe, Cheshire and …

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Whitchurch Herald 15th February 1919

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 15th February 1919 relating to the death of Frank Challenor “Mr W Challenor, 28 Claypit Street has received the sad news of the death of his son Private Frank Challenor, 1/4th Kings Shropshire Light Infantry …

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Whitchurch Herald 15th February 1919

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 15th February 1919 of a letter received by Mrs. Walford regarding the death of her son, Edward Walford “Dear Mrs Walford I deeply regret to tell you your son passed away this morning at 03.45 …

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Whitchurch Herald 15th February 1919

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 15th February 1919 relating to the death of Frank Challenor “Mr W Challenor, 28 Claypit Street has received the sad news of the death of his son Private Frank Challenor, 1/4th Kings Shropshire Light Infantry …

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Whitchurch Herald 8th February 1919

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 8th February 1919 regarding the death of James Henry Simon “Many readers will remember James Henry Simon, who worked at the Showrooms in Whitchurch before the War. He joined the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry in …

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Whitchurch Herald 8th February 1919

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 8th February 1919 relating to the death of Geoffrey Frank Willett “Mrs Willet has received the sad news that her husband, Pte; Geoffrey Willet 19760, 7th Btn Kings Shropshire Light Infantry “B” Company, has died …

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Edward Walford

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Born in Whitchurch in 1890, the third son of George and Harriet Walford of 28 Watergate Street, Whitchurch. Edward worked as a coach builder before joining the Army. Regiment : 11th (Service) Battalion Cheshire Regiment, formerly Hereford Regiment No 239302 …

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Whitchurch Herald 11th January 1919

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 11th January 1919 regarding the death of Alfred Evason “Mrs Evason of 19 Bark Hill, has received the sad news of the death of her husband, Pte, A Evason while a prisoner of war. Pte, …

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Whitchurch Herald January 4th 1919

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 4th January 1919 of a letter received by Mrs. Kavanagh regarding the death of her son, Matthew Kavanagh “The deepest sympathy is felt with Mrs & Mrs Kavanagh of Wrexham Road, Whitchurch. in the sad …

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Whitchurch Herald 14th December 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 14th December 1918 relating to the death of Richard Sharps “Sharps; On December 3rd in the Military Hospital, Catterick, Yorkshire, Richard Sharps, Royal Garrison Artillery, the youngest son of Mr Richard Sharps, Dairy House, Park …

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Kenneth Glover

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Kenneth Houghton Glover was born in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire in 1888 (baptised 2nd December 1888), the only son of James and Charlotte Elizabeth Glover of Lowton House, Lowton, Lancashire. Husband to Mary Belle Glover (nee Ireland) of Elf House, Staveley, Westmorland. …

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Whitchurch Herald 23rd November 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 23rd November 1918 of the death of Harry Jack Venables “Venables: On November 15th at the General East Suffolk Hospital, of Pneumonia, following Influenza, Harry Jack, the dearly loved eldest son of Sarah Jane Venables, …

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Whitchurch Herald 23rd November 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 23rd November 1918 regarding the death of Reginald Arthur Trickett “Guardsman Reginald Arthur Trickett, of the 3rd Grenadiers Guards, the only son of Mr & Mrs Trickett, Belton Road, Whitchurch, owing to uncertainty of his …

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George Price

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George William Price, born in Waymills, Whitchurch in 1887, the eldest son of Samuel and Frances Price. Husband of Amy (nee Reynolds) Price, of 3, Newtown Street, Whitchurch, father of John. George worked as a Groom before joining the Army.

John Taylor

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John Richard Taylor was born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1898, the eldest son of the late William Henry Taylor and Mrs Martha Taylor of Rose Cottage, Higher Wych, Malpas, Cheshire. Regiment : 3rd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers Rank : Private …

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Whitchurch Herald 30th November 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 30th November 1918 relating to the death of Clive Richard Barber “Mr & Mrs Barber, Park Avenue, Whitchurch, have received sad news that their son, Sergeant Clive Richard Barker has died of Influenza at the …

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Whitchurch Herald 14th November 1918

Memorial for Herbert Arthur Dawson in the Whitchurch Herald 14th November 1918 “In Memory; In sacred remembrance of Herbert Arthur (Bertie) second son and dearly beloved son, of Mr & Mrs Dawson of Station Road, Whitchurch He was killed whilst …

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Nantwich Guardian 8 November 1918

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 8 November 1918 regarding the death of Wilfrid Owen “Much sympathy is expressed with Mr. Harry Owen and family in the bereavement which they have sustained by the death from pneumonia of their son, Mr. …

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Whitchurch Herald 2nd November 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 2nd November 1918 relating to the death of The Rev Richard William Dugdale MC CF “Chaplain Reverend Richard William Dugdale, attached to the Norfolk Regiment has been awarded the Military Cross; “He tended the wounded …

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Reginald Connor

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Born in Normanton, Derbyshire in 1885, the second son of James and Ellen Connor of 9, St John’s Street, Whitchurch. Husband of Beatrice (nee George) Connor, of 2, St Johns’ Street, Whitchurch, father of Mary. Before enlisting Reginald worked as …

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Alfred Foster

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Born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire in 1887, the second son of John and Harriet Foster of Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. The 1911 Census shows Alfred working on his father’s farm: The Homestead, Hollyhurst, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Regiment : 14th Battalion Army Cyclist …

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Robert Holloway

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Robert Edward Holloway, born in Higginsfield, Cheshire in 1892, the second son of Frances Charles and Isabella Holloway of 34, Green End, Whitchurch. Husband of Lily Alice (nee Naylor) Holloway of Aldershot, Hampshire Robert was a regular soldier serving in …

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Harold Lamb

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Harold Lamb (known as Harry) was born in Bangor, Denbighshire, Wales on 9th January 1891 (baptised 12th February 1891), the fourth son of Edwin and Ellen Lamb of 22 Trevor Street, Wrexham, Wales. The 1911 Census shows Harry as a …

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James Crump

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Born in Hayles Yard, Green End, Whitchurch in 1900, the eldest son of James and Louisa Crump of Castle Hill, Whitchurch. James’ father died in 1902, his mother married Richard Pace, and they lived at 3a, Castle Hill, Whitchurch. Regiment …

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James Wood

James Henry Wood, born in Barbridge, Cheshire in 1886, the eldest son of James and Sarah Wood of The Lock House, Grindley Brook, Whitchurch. James was working as a Porter in a Canal Warehouse at Pontcysyllte Wharf, Trevor, Denbighshire. Regiment …

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Harry Sparkes

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Born in Whitchurch in 1900, the second son of Edwin and Harriett Sparkes of 6 Alkington Road, Whitchurch. Harry enlisted on his 18th Birthday in January 1918. Regiment : 10th (Service) Battalion Essex Regiment, formerly The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) No …

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Whitchurch Herald 21st September 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 21st September 1918 relating to the death of John Jackson “Killed in Action on the 21st August 1918, in France, Corporal John Jackson 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment, youngest son of Mr & Mrs Jackson, late …

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Frederick Whitney

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Born in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire in April 1890, the fourth son of the late Robert and the late Sarah Whitney of 1 Church Cottages, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The 1911 census shows Frederick as a plasterer’s server. Frederick’s older brother William …

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Whitchurch Herald 31st August 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 31st August 1918 of a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Roberts regarding the death of their son, Alfred Darlington Roberts “I am exceedingly sorry to have to write to inform you of the death …

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Whitchurch Herald 24th August 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 24th August 1918 of a letter received by Mr and Mrs Smith regarding the death of their son, James Glendenning Smith “Mr & Mrs Anthony Smith of Oddfellows Terrace, Whitchurch, have received news of the …

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Harry Thomas

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Born in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1899 (baptised 25th January 1899), the second son of Harry and Harriet Thomas of Hare Cottage, Prees Wood, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Regiment : 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards Rank : Private Service Number : 28943 Killed …

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John Jackson

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Born in Marbury, Cheshire in 1889, the second son of Thomas and Jane Jackson. Husband of Martha (nee Gregory) Jackson of 29 St Mary’s Street, Whitchurch. John was a regular soldier serving with the 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment in Jubbulpore, …

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Whitchurch Herald 14th July 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 14th July 1918 relating to the death of John Sumner “Mrs Sumner, of 52 Naylor Street, Crewe, has received news that her son, Pte; John Sumner, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry has been presumed dead after …

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Arthur Butler

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Born in Waverton, Cheshire in 1889, the eldest son of John James and Marie Butler of Whalebone Road, Willington, Malpas, Cheshire. Husband of Edith Williams (formerly Butler), nee Leadsom, of Tybroughton, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Regiment : 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment, formerly …

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William Purcell

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William George Purcell was born in Marbury, Cheshire in 1885 (baptised 2nd August 1885), the third son of Thomas and the late Hannah Purcell of Hollin lane, Marbury, Cheshire. Regiment : 52nd Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly Royal Welsh …

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Whitchurch Herald 19th June 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 19th June 1918 of a letter received by Mr and Mrs Heatley regarding the death of their son, Frank Heatley “Dear Mrs Heatley, You will probably be surprised to get a letter from me; I …

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Whitchurch Herald 1st June 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 1st June 1918 of a post card received by Mr. and Mrs. Walford from their son, Edward Walford “Mr & Mrs Walford received a post card from their son, Edward, who is a prisoner of …

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William Mort

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Born in Threapwood, Malpas, Cheshire in 1887, the eldest son of James and Mary Mort of Greaves Lane East, Threapwood, Malpas, Cheshire. Husband to Edith Ellen Mort (nee Jones) (married on 4th February 1913) of Sunnyside, Chorlton Lane, Malpas, Cheshire. …

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Whitchurch Herald 17th May 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 17th May 1918 relating to Arthur Hughes “Mr & Mrs Hughes, of 39 Claypit Street youngest son Rifleman Arthur Hughes of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps is still missing after a big battle on March …

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Alfred Godsal

Alfred Edmund Godsal was born in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset on 2nd December 1884 (baptised 28th December 1884), the fourth son of Major Philip Thomas and Mrs Ellen Henrietta Godsal of Iscoyd Park, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Alfred attended HMS Britannia, the Royal …

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James Benyon

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Born in Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1884, the eldest son of Arthur and Elizabeth Benyon of High Street, Malpas, Cheshire. Husband of Elizabeth Benyon (nee White) (married 28 September 1914). The 1911 Census shows James as a tailor. Regiment : 23rd …

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Albert Powell

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Albert Thomas Powell was born in Bronington, Flintshire in 1895, the second son of John Charles and Fanny Powell of Wrenbury Heath, Nantwich, Cheshire. Husband of Dorothy Powell of 36 Cowfields, Nantwich, Cheshire. Regiment : 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment Rank …

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Whitchurch Herald 27th April 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 27th April 1918 regarding the death of Robert Hales Ridgway “Mr & Mrs Ridgway of Worthington Street have been informed that their son Robert Hales (Bert) Ridgway, Liverpool Scottish Regiment, has been killed in action …

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David Griffiths

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David John Griffiths, born in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales on 21 October 1897, the second son of the late William Griffiths and Margaret Griffiths of 2 Tracey Cottage, Stoke Park, Market Drayton, Shropshire. Regiment : 1st/4th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), …

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Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918 regarding the death of John German Harrison “A Telegram was received by Mr & Mrs Harrison on Thursday informing them that Captain J G Harrison was dangerous ill, this was followed on …

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Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918 of a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Richards regarding the death of their son, John William Brookes Richards “After being away from the Battalion in Hospital for just two months, I …

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Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918 relating to the death of John William Brookes Richards “On Friday 12th April, Mr & Mrs Richards of Moss Side, Brownlow Street received official notification from the War Office on the death …

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Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918

Memorial for Lt. Samuel Worthington in the Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918 “In Memory; Lieutenant Samuel Worthington, Royal Horse Artillery of The Mount, Chester Road, Whitchurch, formally of 5 Camden House Road, Kensington, London A Barrister practising in the North …

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John Barlow

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Born in Broxton, Cheshire in 1900, the only son of Charles William and Rowena Barlow of New Chapel House, Nomansheath, Malpas, Cheshire. Regiment : 11th Battalion Cheshire Regimen,; formerly King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (17888) Rank : Private Service Number : …

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Ernest Huxley

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Ernest John Huxley was born in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1895 (baptised 21st November 1895), the second son of John Henry and Sarah Ann Huxley of 17 Whitchurch Road, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Husband to Ethel M Huxley (nee Minshall) (married …

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Birmingham Daily Post 16 April 1918

Report in the Birmingham Daily Post 16 April 1918 regarding the estate of Samuel Worthington “Lieutenant Samuel Worthington, J.P., of The Mount, Whitchurch, Salop, of 1/1Leicestershire Royal Horse Artillery, left £500 to the Metropolitan Hospital Sunday Fund, £500 to Dr. …

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The Scotsman 16th April 1918

Report in The Scotsman 16 April 1918 regarding the estate of Samuel Worthington “Lieut. Samuel Worthington, R.H.A., of The Mount, Whitchurch, Salop, formerly of Kensington, a barrister practising on the North Wales and Chester Circuit, who was killed in Palestine …

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William Bradshaw

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William Thomas Bradshaw was born in Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1899, the third son of William and Mary Jane Bradshaw of Heath Lane Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire. William’s joining up papers record him as a farm assistant. Regiment : 18th Battalion Welsh …

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George Parker

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Born in Nantwich, Cheshire on 5th October 1884, the eldest son of George and Charlotte Parker of Tynron, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Husband of Violet Parker (nee Cairns) (married 10th June 1914) of Moss Side, Carronbridge, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Prior to enlisting, …

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John Brown

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Born in Wrenbury, Cheshire in 1899, the eldest son of Thomas and Tabitha Brown of Sheppenhall, Aston, Nantwich, Cheshire. Regiment : 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment Rank : Private Service Number : 49923, formerly 3758 Killed in action; Belgium 10th April 1918 Aged …

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George Hand

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George Edward Hand was born in Wybunbury, Cheshire in 1890, the second son of Elizabeth and the late Thomas Hand of Lightwood Green, Nantwich, Cheshire. His occupation is shown as factory hand (milk factory) in the 1911 Census. Regiment : …

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Chester Chronicle 6 April 1918

Report in the Chester Chronicle 6th April 1918 regarding the death of John Thomas Jones “News was received from the War Office on Saturday that Captain John T. Jones had ‘died on March 28th, information to follow.’ The fact that …

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Walter Godsal

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Walter Hugh Godsal was born in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset on 31st March 1883 (baptised 1st May 1883), the third son of Major Philip Thomas and Mrs Ellen Henrietta Godsal of Iscoyd Park, Whitchurch, Shropshire. After attending Eton College, he left …

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Stephen Gibbons

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Born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1878, the third son of the late Stephen Gibbons and Catherine Gibbons of Malpas, Cheshire. The 1911 Census shows Stephen as a domestic groom living at The Beeches, Overton, Malpas, Cheshire. Regiment : 16th (The …

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Samuel Marsh

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Born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1880, the second son of the late John Marsh and Sarah Marsh. Husband to Jessie Marsh (nee McMichael) (married 26th November 1907) of Church Street, Malpas, Cheshire and father to Robert Henry. Samuel was a …

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Reuben Breslin

Born in Hanmer, Flintshire, Wales on 3 December 1898, the second son of George and Margaret Ellen Breslin of Whitchurch Road, Hanmer, Flintshire, Wales. Reuben’s brother, Fred, also lost his life in the Great War. Regiment : 2nd Battalion South …

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Harold Adams

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Born in Whixall, Shropshire in 1886, the fifth son of William and Emma Adams of Heath Cottage, Steele Heath, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The 1911 Census shows Harold as a draper’s apprentice. Regiment : 16th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps Rank : Lance …

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Whitchurch Herald 8th March 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 8th March 1918 of a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Vickers regarding the death of their son, George Edmund Vickers “Dear Mr Vickers, I was very grieved to hear that your boy had succumbed …

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Frank Leek

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Born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1894 (baptised 17th July 1898), the third son of Thomas and Fanny Jane Leek of Cuddington, Malpas, Cheshire. Regiment : 1st/7th Battalion Cheshire Regiment Rank : Private Service Number : 291498, formerly 4290 Killed in …

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Gilbert Vawdrey

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Gilbert Lloyd Vawdrey was born in Tushingham, Cheshire on 26th September 1897, the only son of the late Rev. Llewelyn Brookes Vawdrey and Louisa Mary Vawdrey of Tushingham Hall, Cheshire. Gilbert attended Radley College, gaining a place at the Royal …

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Wilfred Hopwood

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Born in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1898, the third son of Margaret Hopwood of 3 Lacon Street, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire and the late Thomas Hopwood. Regiment : 205th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly Monmouthshire Regiment (229558) Rank : Private Service …

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