Military Personnel

military personnel

This project recognises the sacrifice of all those military personnel who served in The Great War.

We intend to list all who joined up, discover which military arm they served in and search out any references to them in newspapers and documents. It is hoped that descendants of these people will offer more information, photographs, correspondence, copies of medals etc. in order that we can create as complete a picture as possible of each person who served.

The resulting data will be available to the public both on this website and in paper form at Whitchurch Heritage Centre.

The Military Personnel project is being undertaken by Whitchurch Museum and Archive volunteers.

Frank Edmund Kelly

Personal Details Born: 2 March 1889. Family: Son of Robert Edmund and Sarah Kelly of Church Street, Ightfield, Shropshire. On the 18 August 1923 he married Ellen Annie Comer. Employment: He was a painter prior to joining the Navy in 1907. Residence: After the …


Frank Williams

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: Born in Bettisfield, Flintshire, Wales on 27 April 1895.  Family: The son of Charles and Fanny Williams of Moss Farm, Bronington, Flintshire, Wales. He married Vera Aspa Coates in 1920. Civilian Occupation: He worked in a brickyard when he enlisted; …


Frederick William Williams

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 17 June 1897. Family: The third son of James and Mary Elizabeth Williams of 5 Railway Inn Yard, Station Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. On the 17 December 1921 he married Elizabeth Clewlow and was father to Frederick, Vera and Derek …


John Albert Wood

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: In Ellesmere, Shropshire on 24 July 1894.  Family: The fifth child of James Albert and Sarah Jane Wood of Lock House, Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1920 he married Millicent A Boughey and together they had 3 children – George A …


Frederick John Woollam

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: January 1888. Family: The second son of John and Mary Woollam of 32 Westleigh House, Talbot Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In December 1912 he married Sara Emma Mary Eaglesfield at West Bromwich and together they had one child, Eric. Civilian …


Samuel Woollam

Personal Details Born: 24th May 1883. Family: The seventh child of John and Elizabeth Woollam of Chemistry, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Samuel married Mary Morris in 1903 and was father to William, John, Phyllis, Solomon, Samuel and Clifford. Civilian Occupation: He was a plasterer by …


George Gilbert Wyatt

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 12 August 1895. Family: The sixth child of William and Marion Wyatt of 19 Heath Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1924 he married Agnes Darlington and together they had 2 children – Roland D and Marion E. Residence: In 1939 the …


John Reginald Welch

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: Born in Newton by Chester on 16 September 1893. Family: The second son of William and Margaret Welch of 12 Chemistry Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. On the 10 April 1915 he married Margaret Ann Jones and was father to Cecil, Violet, …