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.


John William Evison

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 28 December 1900 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the younger of two children born to John Evison, a builder’s carter, and his wife Clara Evison. He married Ivy M Matthews in 1934 in Pontypridd, Glamorganshire; no …

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Benjamin Piercy

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1873 in Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales. Family: He was the fourth of seven children born to George Piercy, a rail traffic foreman, and his wife Ann J. He married Florence Emily Salter in 1893 in Chester and …

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Henry Barratt Pidduck

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 3 November 1894 in Sale, Cheshire. Family: He was the eldest of six children born to James Cresswell Pidduck, a cattle food agent and paper merchant, and his wife Polly. He married Elma Helen between 1921 and …

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William Thomas Phillips

Personal Details Born: 11 May 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 10 December the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church. Family: He was the third of ten children born to John Phillips, a general labourer, and his wife Annie. …

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Wilfred George Phillips

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 26 August 1889 in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. Family: He was the youngest of three children born to George Phillips, a head gardener, and his wife Annie. He married Emily Eaton in Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1930; we cannot …

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John Abraham Wilfred Perry

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 3 July 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child of William Perry, a haulier, and his wife Annie. He married Ann Mary Blyth in 1920; no children can be located for this marriage. Residence: …

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Robert Rollo Pearce

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 20 August 1885 (this is the date on the civil birth record; the 1939 Register records 2 January 1886) in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland and was baptised there on 14 February 1886. Family: He was the eldest …

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Frederick Pearce

Personal Details Born: 7 January 1888 in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland and baptised 12 February the same year in Berwick upon Tweed. Family: He was the second of four children born to William Funnell Pearce, a postmaster, and his wife …

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Thomas Peake

Personal Details Born: 28 December 1874 in Burleydam, Cheshire and baptised on 31 January 1875 in Burleydam Parish Church. Family: He was the sixth of eight children born to Richard Peake, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Sarah, He married …

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Tom Hutchings

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 3 January 1881 in Kilrush, Clare, Ireland. Family: He married Frances Ann McCarthy in 1907 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. They had three children: Lilian Emily Elaine, Squadron Leader William Cyril Hutchings DFC (who was killed in a flying …

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Frank Hunt

Personal Details Born: In 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 13 April 1893 at St. Oswald’s Church, Malpas, Cheshire. Family: He was the second of four children born to William Hunt, a groom, and his second wife Rachel, nee …

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Robert Arthur Hughes

King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Personal Details Born:  In 1897 in Rhosllanerchrugog, Denbighshire, Wales. Family: He was the youngest of four children born to Thomas Hughes, a watchmaker, and his wife Jane. No marriage can be traced for Robert. Residence: In 1901, he was living …

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Thomas Llewellyn Hughes

Manchester Regiment

Personal Details Born:  27 September 1888 in Ruabon, Denbighshire, Wales. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to Thomas Hughes, a watchmaker, and his wife Jane, nee Griffiths. No marriage can be traced for Thomas. Residence: In 1901, …

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Thomas Hughes

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born:  27 February 1900 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of seven children to Thomas Hughes, a carter to the urban district council, and his wife Charlotte, nee Gill. He married Cecilia A Rycroft in 1920 …

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James Hughes

Personal Details Born:  7 January 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest, with his twin brother John, of eight children born to George Hughes, a shoemaker, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Lily Maria Edith Rundle on 24 …

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Alfred Hollands

Personal Details Born:  27 January 1881 in Prees, Shropshire and baptised on 27 February at St. Chad’s, Prees. Family: He was the youngest of three children born to Thomas Hollands, a shoemaker, and his wife Harriet. He married Alice Crewe …

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Arthur Palin

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 23 March 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 17 April the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of two children born to Lizzie Palin (his brother John died in 1904 …

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Edwin Pace

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 11 June 1884 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 21 July the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church. Family: He was the youngest of four children born to Richard Pace, a gardener, and his wife Mary. He …

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Frank Murray

Personal Details Born: 4 April 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the seventh of nine children born to James Murray, a smith and fitter, and his wife Sarah Ann. He married Elizabeth Foster in 1920 in Nantwich, Cheshire; we …

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Charles George Murden

Personal Details Born: 7 May 1891 in Islington, London and baptised on 4 October the same year in St. Michael’s Church, Islington. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to Alfred, a porter, and his wife  Annie Mary. …

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Walter Mottram

Personal Details Born: In 1882 in Catteralls Lane, Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 3 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the third of four children born to George Mottram, a railway platelayer, and his wife …

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Reginald Mottram

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 19 September 1890 in Ash, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of three children born to Thomas Mottram, a gravel getter, and his wife Mary. He married Ada Brown in 1913 in Whitchurch and together they …

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George Mottram

Personal Details Born: 23 August 1892 in Ash, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of three children born to Thomas Mottram, a gravel getter, and his wife Mary. He married Ethel C Charles in 1917 in Whitchurch; we cannot …

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James Moss

Personal Details Born: 15 January 1882 in Brown Moss, Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised in Tilstock Church on 13 August the same year. Family: He was the son of Sarah Moss and grandson of James and Elizabeth Moss. He married Winifred …

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Charles Greville Jackson

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 23 August 1887 in Hinstock, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of six children born to William Jackson, a farm labourer, and his wife Mary. The probate record indicates probate to Mary Jackson (widow) but a definite …

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John Evans

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: October 1876 in Platt Lane, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of six surviving children born to William Evans, a canal boatman, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Sarah Ann Sparrow on 14 September 1892 in …

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Ernest William Evans

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 29 July 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 11 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the sixth of seven children born to George Evans, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Mary …

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Edwin Evans

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 14 April 1875 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 16 April the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of seven children born to George Evans, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Mary …

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George Edwin Elsley

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 31 October 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest child of William Elsley, a joiner, and his wife Edith Elizabeth. No marriage can be traced for George. Residence: In 1901 he lived at 5 Sherrymill Hill, …

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James Downward

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: In October 1879 in Bronington, Flintshire, Wales and baptised 18 July 1880 in Bronington Parish Church. Family: He was the son of William Downward, a labourer, and his wife Emma. He married Margaret Davies on 2 December …

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Thomas Henry Done

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: In 1878 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the son of Mary Done (Mary married George Allman in 1882 in Whitchurch). No marriage can be traced for Thomas. Residence: In 1881 he lived in Grindley Brook, Whitchurch …

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Herbert Dodd

Personal Details Born: In 1888 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 21 June the same year in the Congregational Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fifth of eight children born to George Dodd, a builder, and his wife Mary Jane. …

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Harold Little

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1891 in Little Clifton, Cockermouth, Cumberland. Family: He was the third of four children born to Walter Little, a joiner, and his wife Sarah Jane. He married Elsie M Massey on 10 October 1917 in St. …

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George Herbert Lewis

Personal Details Born: 15 March 1896 in Wellington, Shropshire and baptised at home on 26 March 1896. There is a baptism recorded for him at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Hadley. Family: He was the eldest of nine children born to …

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John Lucas

Royal Horse Artillery

Personal Details Born: 5 October 1897 in Bridgnorth, Shropshire and baptised 15 October the same year at St. Leonard`s Parish Church, Bridgnorth. Family: He was the youngest of 4 children born to John Lucas, a police sergeant, and his wife …

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Edwin Love

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 17 June 1886 in Sunninghill, Berkshire. Family: He was the sixth of seven children born to Robert Love, a gardener, and his wife Mary, nee Cordrey. He married Amelia Francis in 1914 in Chertsey, Surrey. No children …

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Frank Lloyd

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 2 October 1885 in Market Drayton, Shropshire and baptised on 25 October 1885 in Little Drayton Parish Church, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth of five children born to Jabez Lloyd, a shoemaker, and his wife Prudence, nee …

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Charles Lievesley

Personal Details Born: 1 October 1883 in Malpas, Cheshire and baptised 17 October the same year at St. Oswald`s Parish Church, Malpas. Family: He was the youngest of four children born to John Lievesley, a farmer, and his wife Martha, …

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Isaiah Lea

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: In 1872 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 6 April 1873 at St Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the son of Isaiah Lea, a greengrocer, and Elizabeth Humphreys. He married Annie Jones in 1905 in Whitchurch. On …

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Hugh Brett Langford

Personal Details Born: 29 December 1884 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 23 January 1885 at St Alkmund`s Parish Church. Family: He was the third of six children born to Joseph Langford, a general labourer, and his wife Eliza. He married Fanny …

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Bertram Langford

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: In 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 31 May the same year in St. Alkmund`s Church. He was known as Bertie. Family: He was the son of Mary Jane Langford, but was brought up by Joseph and Eliza …

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George Gaughan

Personal Details Born: In 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: George was one of ten children born to Patrick Gaughan, a pedlar, and his wife Elizabeth (Ellen) nee Hughes. He married Bertha Cox, Quarter 4 1910 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together …

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Harold James Philip Martin

Army Pay Corps

Personal Details Born: 22 June 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the elder of two children born to Albert John Martin, a rate collector, and his wife Eleanor. He married Winifred Howarth in 1917 in Birkenhead, Cheshire and together …

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Joseph Henry Jones

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 3 August 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eighth of ten children born to George Jones, a farm labourer, and his first wife Mary. Mary died in 1901 and George married again to Martha Oliver …

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Reginald Edwin Jones

Personal Details Born: 4 July 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 29 July the same year at St. Alkmund’s Church Whitchurch. Family: He was the youngest of three children born to William Edwin Jones, a painter and decorator, and …

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Thomas Harold Ffoulkes Jones

Personal Details Born: 10 July 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 1 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church Whitchurch. Family: He was the second of seven children born to Llewellyn Ffoulkes Jones, a plumber and gas fitter, and …

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William Jones

Personal Details Born: 20 January 1886 in Wellington, Shropshire. Family: He married Ellen Bates in 1906 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had five children – William Richard, Peter, Harriett E, Hilda and Mary J. Residence: In 1911 he lived …

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Walter Jones

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: In 1896 in Tushingham, Cheshire, near Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the sixth of ten children born to George Jones, a farm labourer, and his first wife Mary. Mary died in 1901 and George married again to …

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Edward Jones

King's Liverpool Regiment

Personal Details Born: 16 July 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to Edward Jones, a grocer, and his wife Mary. He married Lilian M Taylor in 1926 in Whitchurch. We believe there were children …

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George Jones

Personal Details Born: In 1875 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 26 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to Robert Jones, a boilermaker, and his wife Sarah. He married …

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Frederick Stanley Jones

Personal Details Born: In 1900 in Bangor-on-Dee, Flintshire and known as Stanley throughout his life. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to Robert Jones, a domestic gardener, and his wife Hannah. No marriage can be conclusively confirmed …

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Solomon Morris

Personal Details Born: 9 December 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 19 January 1887 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the youngest of six children born to Henry and Eliza Jane Morris. He married Elizabeth A Wheeldon …

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Rev. Andrew Umphray Moffatt

Personal Details Born: 26 August 1881 in Brunthill, Walls, Shetland Islands, Scotland. Family: He was the eldest of two children born to John and Jane Moffatt. He also had a younger half sister. He married Barbara Agnes Bishop Calderhead in 1907 …

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Rowland McIlwaine

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 9 November 1891 in Drumgavlin, Co Down, Ireland. Family: He was the youngest of four children of John Alexander McIlwaine, a domestic servant, and his wife Marianne. It is possible that he had more siblings; we cannot …

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John Thomas Matthews

Personal Details Born: 11 August 1877 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. and baptised on 3 February 1878 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of two children born to Henry George Matthews, a coal porter, and his wife Mary. …

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Thomas Mannion

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: In 1879 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of eight children born to Patrick Mannion, an agricultural labourer, and his wife May. No marriage can be traced for Thomas. Residence: He lived at 1 Pepper Street, …

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John Mannion

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: In 1877 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to Patrick Mannion, an agricultural labourer, and his wife May. No marriage can be traced for John. Residence: He lived at 1 Pepper …

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Alfred Arthur Hall

Personal Details Born: In 1881 Family: He married Katherine M Walker in 1921 in Darlington, Durham and together they had two children – Margaret R and Patricia E. Residence: The 1919 Absent Voters’ Register records his address as Deermoss House, …

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Vincent Moseley

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 26 August 1881 in Worcester, Worcestershire. Family: He was the second of five children born to Vincent Moseley, a boot repairer, and his wife Anne. He also had four half siblings from his mother’s first marriage. He …

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John Harold Higgins

London Regiment

Personal Details Born:  In 1892 in St. Martin’s, near Oswestry, Shropshire and baptised on 26 December at St. Martin’s Parish Church. Family: He was the second of nine children born to Thomas Higgins, a farmer and milk seller, and his …

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Frederick Adams

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born:  16 June 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 16 July the same year at Christ Church, Tilstock, Shropshire. Family: He was the fifth of nine children of William Adams, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Elizabeth. …

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John Thomas Malam

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born:  27 September 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 7 October the same year in Whitchurch Methodist church. Family: He was the second of six children born to Thomas Malam, a bricklayer’s labourer, and his wife Caroline. He …

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William Morris John

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born:  21 December 1871 in Bronington, Flintshire, Wales and baptised 25 February the same year in Hanmer parish church. Family: He was the second of four children born to William John, a police constable, and his wife Rachel. …

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Harold Edwin Davies

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 9 July 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of seven children born to Edwin Davies, a clothier, and his wife Lucy Emma. He married Emily Christina Bradbury in 1919 in Whitchurch and together they …

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Fred Davies

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 29 October 1875 in Audlem, Cheshire. Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to Joseph Davies, a domestic groom, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Ada Spencer on 27 December 1898 at Wrenbury Parish Church, …

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John Edward Pickering

Army Pay Corps

Personal Details Born: 13 September 1868 and baptised on 21 October the same year in Acton Parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of two children born to John Pickering, a tailor, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Elizabeth Faulkner …

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George Edward Porter

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 28 March 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 5 June the same year in St. Alkmund’s parish church. Family: He was the second of three children born to George Porter, a farmer, and his wife Sarah. He …

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Jack Crewe

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 17 March 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 13 April the same year at St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was one of eleven children born to Richard Crewe, a bricklayer’s labourer, and his wife Mary …

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William Pover

Personal Details Born: 1863 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the son of Adam Pover, a labourer, and his wife Jane. He married Lucy Pickin on 25 October 1893 at Garston Parish Church, Lancaster, Lancashire and together they had six …

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Samuel Price

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 20 December 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of five children born to Samuel Price, a labourer, and his wife Frances. He married Gertrude Davies in 1920 in Whitchurch and together they had a …

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Thomas Albert Eaton

Personal Details Born:  16 July 1899 in Iscoyd, Flintshire, Wales and baptised 12 August 1899 in Hanmer parish church. Family: He was the son of Albert John Eaton, a plumber, and his wife Mary. He married Norah Glancey on 12 …

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Percy Enoch Eaton

Royal Army Medical Corps

Personal Details Born:  15 February 1888 in Shifnal, Shropshire. Family: Third of six children born to Thomas and Agnes Eaton. Married Mary Ethel Swindell at Victoria Street Congregational Church, Derby, in 1923. Residence: At the time of the 1891 census …

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Albert Edge

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:  3 February 1889 and baptised 6 March at St Alkmund’s Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fifth of six children born to Edward and Ellen Edge. In 1915 he married Phoebe Ashley in Whitchurch and together they …

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George Percy Simon

Second Life Guards

Personal Details Born: 23 January 1894 in Willaston, Prees, Shropshire and baptised 4 March the same year in Calverhall Parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to George Simon, a dairy farmer, and his wife Mary …

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William Walters Shone

King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Personal Details Born: 3 June 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 19 June the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to William Shone, a gardener, and his wife Sarah, …

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William Frederick Groom

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born:  16 June 1887, Whitchurch Shropshire and baptised 3 July at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church. Family: He was the second of five children born to William Groom, a blacksmith, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Lillian M. Green, …

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William Skerratt

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 23 December 1885 in Tushingham, Cheshire. Family: He was the second of four children born to Thomas Skerratt, a labourer, and his wife Frances. The 1939 Register indicates that he was single at that time. Residence: He …

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Albert Stockton

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: February 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 2 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s parish church. Family: He was the fourth of six children born to Charles Stockton, a railway platelayer, and his wife Mary. He …

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William Edgar Stockton

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 4 December 1897 in Marley Green, Cheshire and baptised 2 January 1898 in Marbury Parish Church, Cheshire. (Note that the date of birth declared on the 1939 Register was 26 October 1897) Family: He was the youngest …

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James Stubbs

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 15 July 1896 in Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of three children born to James Stubbs, a railway platelayer, and his wife Sarah Ann. He married Bessie Hoyland Mawdsley on 11 July 1917 in …

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Richard Sudlow

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 6 April 1882 in Hanmer, Flintshire, Wales and baptised on 7 May the same year in Hanmer parish church. Family: He was the second of eight children born to Thomas Sudlow, a smallholder, and his wife Eliza. …

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Leigh Groves

Personal Details Born:   14 April 1884 and baptised 1 June 1884 at Church Hulme Parish Church, Church Hulme, Cheshire. Family:   He was the youngest of five children born to George Henry Groves, a gardener, and his wife Amelia, nee Bailey. …

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George Sandford Hassall

King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Personal Details Born: 22 April 1886 in Norbury, Cheshire. Family: He was the youngest of seven children born to George Hassall, a farmer, and his wife Harriett. He married Muriel Emily Sherry in 1919 in Chester, Cheshire and together they …

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Thomas Henry Hayles

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 22 January 1883 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. This birth date comes from the 1939 Register; the civil birth registration was in the first quarter 1885. Also known by the surname Hales. Family: He was the second of four …

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Ernest Reio Hayward

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 26 June 1880 in Bridgnorth, Shropshire and baptised on 25 July in the same year in Worfield, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child of George Hayward, a brewer’s drayman, and his wife Mary Ann. He married …

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William Healey

Personal Details Born: 15 June 1890 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church on 16 July in the same year. Family: He was the youngest of three children of Frederick Healey, a general carrier, and his wife …

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John Edward Heatley

King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Personal Details Born: 9 August 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire; baptised in St. Alkmund’s Church on 14 August the same year. Family: He was the eldest of five children of Edward George Heatley, a saddler, and his wife Jane. He married …

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Alfred Henshall

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1890 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church on 16 July in the same year. Family: He was the youngest of seven children of William Henshall, a general labourer, and his wife Harriett. …

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George Henson

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: In 1883 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and baptised there on 29 October in the same year. Family: He was the youngest of four children of Thomas Henson, a boot riveter, and his wife, Sarah. He married Ethel Brigstock …

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Horace James Hiatt

Personal Details Born: In 1892 in Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire. Family: He was the seventh of eight children of Bob Hiatt, a farm labourer, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Lizzie L Allen in 1916 in Whitchurch Shropshire and together …

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Thomas Roderick Hinde

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 11 June 1898 in Tilstock, Shropshire and baptised there on 7 August the same year. Family: He was the third of five children of Joseph Henry Hinde, a carpenter, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Ruth Dorricott …

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Richard Walter Hobbs

Personal Details Born: 31 March 1891 in Altrincham, Cheshire. Family: He was the fourth of five children of Walter Hobbs, a grocer’s assistant, and his wife Jane. He married Jessie May Douglas in Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1915 and together they …

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John Hodkinson

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 25 October 1876 in Tattenhall, Cheshire. Family: He was the youngest of six children of John Hodkinson, a railway platelayer, and his wife Ann. He married Mary Jane Roberts on 29 May 1912 at St Alkmund’s Church …

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William Broom

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 23 March 1890 in Bickley, Cheshire. Family: He was the fifth of seven children born to William Broom, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Esther Annie. William does not appear to have married. Residence: In 1891 he …

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John William Cooper

Personal Details Born: 4 May 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire; baptised 21 May the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the second of three children born to John Cooper, a farm labourer, and his wife Mary. He …

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Ernest Robert Cork

Welsh Regiment

Personal Details Born: 7 January 1875 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 5 February that year, with his sister, Louisa Margaret, in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the fourth of ten children born to Henry Cork, a master plumber, …

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William Richard Harborne

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1873 in Balsall Heath, King’s Norton, Worcestershire. Family: He was the second of four children born to William Harborne, a fruiterer, and his wife Mary. He married Mabel Ethel Brelsford on 8 June 1902 in King’s …

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William Glover

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 1 December 1894 in Oswestry, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of six children born to William Glover, a tailor, and his wife May. He married Anais Justine Richard in Lausanne, Switzerland on 2 December 1918 and …

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Ernest Gosnay

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:    15 January 1878 in Wakefield, Yorkshire and was baptised 17 March 1878 at All Saints Parish Church, Wakefield. Family:    He was one of 5 children born to Thomas Gosnay, a pawnbroker, and his wife Mary Ann. No …

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John Gosnell

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 16 February 1896 in Hengoed, Shropshire and baptised 25 June 1896 at Hengoed Parish Church. Family: He was the third of eight children born to William Gosnell, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Elizabeth.  He married Alice Spender Quarter …

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George Gosnell

Personal Details Born: 3 September 1890 in Marley Green, Marbury, Cheshire and baptised 25 September 1890 at St. Michael`s Parish Church, Marbury. Family: He was the fourth of eight children born to William Gosnell, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Elizabeth. He …

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John Thomas Green

Personal Details Born: 20 July 1877 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 7 October 1877 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of seven children born to John George Green, a butcher, and his wife Mary. He …

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William Grice

Personal Details Born: 31 December 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 2 September 1881 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the second of four children born to John Grice, a french polisher, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Marion …

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John William Griffiths

North Staffordshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: John`s birth was registered in the first quarter 1882 in Corwen, Merionethshire, Wales. Family: He was the eldest of two children born to Samuel Griffiths, a tailor, and his wife Eleanor. No definite marriage can be found for …

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Samuel Groome

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 19 February 1877 and baptised at All Saints Parish Church, Clive, Shropshire on 1 April 1877. Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to John Groome and his wife Elizabeth, nee Lawley. He married Maria Shingley on …

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Edward Harold Cooper

Grenadier Guards

Personal Details Born: 27 June 1894 and baptised July 18 the same year at St Alkmund’s parish church in Whitchurch. Family: Second son of Alfred and May Cooper. In 1916 Edward married Mary J Bedford in Whitchurch and together they …

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Edward Richard Fardoe

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born:   Edward was born 21 December 1877 at Tilley, near Wem, Shropshire and was baptised 20 January 1878 at Clive Parish Church, Clive, Shropshire. Family:  He was the eldest of five children born to Richard Fardoe, a labourer, …

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Thomas Knight Farr

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   7 July 1893 and baptised 14 July 1893 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:   He was the second of five children born to William Farr, a labourer, and his wife Sarah  Jane, nee Hancock. He …

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Frank Field

Personal Details Born:   26 August 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 16 September 1896 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family:  He was the youngest of nine children born to John Matthew Field, a joiner, and his wife Eliza, nee …

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John Flint

Manchester Regiment

Personal Details Born:   Quarter 3 1891 in Wadsworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and baptised 19 July 1891 at St. Edmund King and Martyr church, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire. Family:   He was the third of seven children born to Robert Flint, a hotel and …

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William Foreshaw

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:   15 May 1880 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Family:  He married Jane Capper Quarter 4 1906 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had two children, John William George and Margaret Dorothy. Residence:   In 1901 he was living at 3 Dodington, Whitchurch, …

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John Thomas Foulkes

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born:    30 September 1887. Family:   It is possible that William Edward Foulkes, whose address was also given as Sunnyside, Wrexham Road on the 1919 Absent Voters List was his brother, but there is no definite proof for this …

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William Edward Foulkes

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born:    7 May 1882. Family:    It is possible that John Thomas Foulkes, whose address was also given as Sunnyside, Wrexham Road on the 1919 Absent Voters List for Whitchurch was his brother, but there is no definite proof …

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Alfred Fowles

London Regiment

Personal Details Born:    Quarter 1 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 1 February that year at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family:    He was the eldest of six children born to Charles Fowles, a tanner, and his wife Susannah. …

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George Fowles

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born:   3 May 1890 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 21 May 1890 at St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family:   He was the third of six children born to Charles Fowles, a tanner, and his wife Susannah. He married …

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George Lambert Francis

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   11 April 1899 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire and baptised 25 June 1899 at Chelmarsh Parish Church. Family:   He was the fourth of five children born to George Edward Francis and his wife Henrietta, nee Beach. No marriage can …

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Leonard Freer

Hampshire Regiment

Personal Details Born:    18 July 1889 in Adderley, Shropshire. He and his twin brother Lancelot were baptised 25 August 1889  at Adderley Parish Church. Family:    He was the third child born to John Freer, a groom, and his wife Fanny, …

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George Furber

Personal Details Born:   4 October 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 25 October 1893 at St. Alkmund`s Church, Whitchurch. Family:   He was the fourth of seven children born to John Furber, a labourer, and his wife Mary.  He married Sarah …

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Edward Thomas Furmston

Rhodesia Regiment

Personal Details Born:    24 May 1884 in Oswestry, Shropshire and baptised at St. Oswald`s Parish Church, Oswestry on 27 July 1884. Family:    He was the fourth of eight children born to Thomas Furmston, a butcher, and his wife Ann Jane, …

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John Cliff

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 12 December 1885 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  The first child of Joseph Cliff, a general labourer, and his wife Mary Ann Cliff. He married Alice Williams on the 3 February 1911 and together they had one child …

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Percy Chidlow

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 6 June 1900 Family: The 1901 Census shows Percy as the nephew of Joseph Davies; the 1911 Census records him as Percy Davies living in the same household at the same address. It is probable that he …

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John Richard Bussey

Personal Details Born:   John was born 5 July 1896 in Birkenhead and baptised 2 August 1896 at Holy Trinity Church, Birkenhead, Cheshire. Family: He was the second of four children born to John Richard Bussey, an assistant school teacher and …

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Clement Edge

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 21st May 1881 and baptised June 23rd at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury. Family: Second of six children born to Edwin and Ellen Edge. In 1907 Clement married Annie Haycocks at Whitchurch, Shropshire. Together they had three children, …

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Robert Arrowsmith

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 22 May 1900 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the tenth of eleven children born to Alfred Arrowsmith, an iron foundry labourer, and his wife Ellen Arrowsmith. He married Dorothy Cooke in 1922 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and …

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John Samuel Arrowsmith

Grenadier Guards

Personal Details Born: 3 February 1895 in Ash, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: Fifth of eight children born to William Arrowsmith, a timber salesman and his wife, Caroline Ellen. He married Lucy M Cranage in 1922 in Burton, Staffordshire, and together they …

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Edward Ashley

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 22 September 1877 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of four children of William Arrowsmith, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Mary Arrowsmith. He married Julietta Griffiths on 13 April 1901 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and …

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William Philip Bailey

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born:   Not known Family:   Not known Residence:   At the time of the Autumn 1919 Absent Voters List for Whitchurch, Shropshire, William`s address was given as the Old Eagles Inn, (Watergate Street), Whitchurch. Employment:   Not known Died:   Not known

Stanley Barlow

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 26 July 1892 in Bronington, Flintshire, Wales. Family: He was the second of four children born to William Barlow, a house decorator, and his wife Annie Elizabeth Barlow. No marriage can be traced for Stanley. Residence: In …

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Thomas William Batho

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 29 August 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 3 December 1899 in Tilstock, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child born to George Booth Batho, a farmer, and his wife Mary Parsons Batho. He married May Elizabeth …

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Walter Ernest Bebbington

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 15 July 1885 in Birkenhead, Cheshire and baptised 27 September 1885 in Malpas, Cheshire. Family: He was the second of three children born to Robert Bebbington, a shoemaker, and his wife Annie Bebbington. Walter married Annie Garner …

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Joseph Beckett

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 27 February 1894 in Ash, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of four children born to Robert Beckett, a farm waggoner, and Clara Beckett. The 1939 Register shows Joseph as single, we are unable to find a …

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Charles Alfred Brayn

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   31 May 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:   He was the second of seven children born to Thomas Ernest Brayn and his wife Sarah Ann. He married Winifred Thorpe Quarter 2 1919, in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had one …

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Neville Broadbent

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born   Not known Family:   Not known Residence:   At the time of the Spring 1919 Absent Voters list for Whitchurch, Shropshire, Neville`s address was given as 43 Newtown, Whitchurch. Employment:   Not known Died:   Not known Military Details Regiment:   Royal …

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Harold Challinor

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 25 February 1896 and baptised 20 May 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the seventh of eight children born to Thomas Challinor, a house painter, and his wife Mary Challinor. Residence: In 1901 the family were …

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Frederick Chidlow

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: April 1897 and baptised 18 April 1897 in Tilstock, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest son of Frederick Chidlow, a garden labourer, and his wife Elizabeth Chidlow. Frederick married Annie Louise Powell in Market Drayton in 1918 …

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Joseph Davies

Personal Details Born:   Around 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 8 February 1892 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family:   He was the youngest of 8 children born to Joseph Davies and his wife Elizabeth. No definite marriage can be …

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Ernest Drury

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   Ernest and his twin brother, Frederick, were born 26 August 1886 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire and baptised at St. Paul`s Parish Church, Burton upon Trent on 10 October 1886. Family:  He was one of three children …

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William John Dodsforth

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born:   12 October 1888 in Myddle, near Ellesmere, Shropshire and baptised at Myddle Parish Church on 4 November 1888. Family:   He was the eldest of three children born to William Dodsforth, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Fanny, …

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Fred Dulson

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:   25 April 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:   He was the sixth of nine children born to George Dulson, a paviour, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Rosanna B. Grice Quarter 4 1936 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had …

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Frederick John Davies

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born:   Not known Family:   Not known Residence:   The 1919 Spring Absent Voters’ List for Whitchurch gave Frederick`s address as 18 Sherrymill Hill, Whitchurch. Employment:   Not known Died:   Not known Military Details Regiment:   Royal Field Artillery Rank:   Staff Sergeant, …

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Frederick Croxon

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: Last quarter of 1882 in Whitchurch. Surname also spelt Croxson and Croxton in records. Family: Third of four surviving children born to Samuel and Betsy Croxson. Up until 1919 Frederick was single. Residence: According to baptism records …

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Harold Patrick Daly

Personal Details Born:   27 February 1894 in Woodville, Derbyshire. Family:   He was the fourth of five children born to John Thomas Daly, an Inland Revenue Officer, and his wife Matilda, nee Ward. He married Evelyn Marjorie Lockhart Quarter 3 1927 …

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Herbert John Davies

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   Quarter 1 1884 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 6 February 1884 at St. Alkmund`s Church, Whitchurch. Family:   He was the fourth of five children born to John Davies , a gardener, and his wife Hannah. He …

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Enoch Day

Personal Details Born:   Quarter 4 1888 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church on 14 December 1888. Family:  He was the eighth of nine children born to Enoch Day, a shoe maker, and his wife Mary, nee …

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Alfred George Dodd

Lancashire Fusiliers

Personal Details Born:   Alfred was born Quarter 4 1882, Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 6 November 1882 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family:   He was the first of six children born to John Dodd, a bricklayer, and his wife Anne. …

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Clement Dodd

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:  In 1896 in Bradley, Cheshire. Family:   He was the youngest of three sons born to Thomas Dodd, a waggoner, and his wife Ann. His brothers were William and Harry. No marriage can be found for him. Residence: …

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John Davies

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born:   11 October 1869 at Wattlesborough Heath, Westbury, Shropshire. Family:   He was the first of 3 children born to Henry Davies, a carpenter and joiner, and his wife Margaret, nee Powell. His siblings were Margaret and Mary. No …

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James Boyle

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:  In 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was one of nine children born to Patrick Boyle, a labourer in an iron foundry, and his wife Margaret (nee O`Neill). His father died in about 1897. By the time …

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Charles Boynton

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born:  1 April 1880 in Upper Whitley, Huddersfield, Yorkshire and baptised on 1 May 1880 at St. John the Evangelist Parish Church, Lepton, Yorkshire. Family:  He was the second of three children born to James Boynton, a coachman, …

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Percival Branford

Personal Details Born:   25 September 1881 in Ironbridge, Shropshire and baptised on 9 November 1881 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Madeley Wood, Shropshire. Family: He was the seventh of nine children born to John Branford, a painter and glazier, and …

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Wilfred Brayn

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: Wilfred`s birth was registered Quarter 2 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. However on the 1939 Register his date of birth is 25 April 1895. Family: He was the eldest of seven children born to Thomas Ernest Brayn, an …

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George Briggs

Personal Details Born:  9 May 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 25 June 1893 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch. Family:  He was one of five children born to John Briggs, a boot maker, and his wife Sarah Grace …

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Francis Joseph Birch

Canadian Army Medical Corps

Personal Details Born: 13 October 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  He was the youngest child born to Richard Birch, an ironfoundry salesman, and his wife Emily (nee Willett). His siblings were Emily and Richard. Francis married Ada M. Heatley Quarter …

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Sidney Bristow

Personal Details Born:  Quarter 3 1879 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  He was the fifth of seven children born to George Bristow, a tailor, and his wife Eleanor (nee Davies). His siblings were Thomas, George, Ernest, Clement, Florence and Mabel. Residence: …

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Edwin Charles Burge

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born:  26 March 1885 in Bath, Somerset and baptised 10 May 1885 at Bathwick St Mary Church, Bath, Somerset. Family:  He was the eldest of six children born to Charles Robert Burge, a licenced victualler, and his wife …

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Eric Ralph Burgess

East Lancashire Regiment

Personal Details Born:  19 October 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  He was the youngest of five children born to Ralph Wright Burgess, a cheese factor, and his wife Margaret Jane (nee Thursfield). Eric married Ethel Harriet Rodger on 5 June …

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Norman Platt Burgess

Royal Army Medical Corps

Personal Details Born:  18 March 1891 in Newington, London and baptised 27 September 1891 at St. Mary`s Parish Church, Newington, Southwark. Family:  He was eldest of 3 children born to Ralph Henry Burgess, a silk mercer and tailor, and his …

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Arthur Brown

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:  24 April 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 13 May 1887 in St. Alkmund`s Parish Church. Family:   He was the second of seven children born to James Brown, a labourer in an iron-foundry, and his wife Anne. …

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Arthur Brough

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born:  22 July 1896 Family:  Arthur married Gladys Theodora Clutton Quarter 4 1923 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had one son, Gerald William, born 1932 in Hendon, Middlesex. Residence:  At the time of the 1919 Autumn Absent Voter List …

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John Chidlow

Personal Details Born: 13 April 1886 Family: Only son of the six children born to John & Sarah Chidlow. In 1911 John married Lillie J Wilkinson at Whitchurch. Together they had five children Muriel L, Olive J, Beatrice M, John …

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Robert Henry Clarke

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:   15 September 1890 Family: Robert Henry was the second of seven children born to Annie Clarke.  George was possibly the only legitimate child of Annie and Robert Clarke. In 1919 he married Annie Bleasedale (nee Moores), …

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Thomas Edwin Cliff

Lancashire Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 29 September 1899 Family: Second of six surviving children born to George and Fanny Cliff. Towards the end of 1931 Thomas married Elsie Williams in Ellesmere, Shropshire. Together they had one child, born in 1940; Thomas G. …

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Arthur Balfour Chubb

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: February 1889 in Whitchurch and baptised on 29 March the same year. Family: Sixth of eleven children born to Thomas T and Eliza Chubb. Arthur does not appear to have married. Residence: According to the census returns …

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Colin Blake Clay

Army Veterinary Corps

Personal Details Born: Baptised 20 November 1887 at Prees, Shropshire. Family: Sixth of eleven children born to Thomas and Mary Clay. In early 1914 Colin married Selina Mulliner in Whitchurch and together they had two children, Brian and Joan. Residence: …

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John Butler Cooke

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 20 March 1883 in Ellesmere, Shropshire. Family: Eldest of four children born to Isaac and Harriet Cooke. In August 1915 he married Harriet Groom in Malpas, Cheshire; she had previously been his assistant in the draper’s shop. …

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Archibald Alexander Josiah Crosse

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 14 May 1885 and baptised at Wesleyan Methodist Church, Whitchurch on 7 June. Family: Fifth of seven children born to Josiah Rowlands and Ann Lydia Crosse. In 1912 Archibald married Florence E Jackson in Walsall and they …

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George John Carter

Personal Details Born:  In 1883 in Hopesay, Shropshire. Family:  Eldest of three children of Thomas and Elizabeth Carter. Married Alice Jane Morgan in Ludlow, Shropshire in 1910 and together they had one child, Ethel M. Residence:  In 1891 George lived …

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John Dennis Barnett

Personal Details Born:  26 August 1898. Family: He was the second of three children born to James Barnett, a draper`s assistant, and his wife, Ann (nee Littler). On the Admissions Register for Whitchurch Grammar School in 1912, John`s father was …

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George Frederick Barron

Personal Details Born: 24 August 1892 and baptised on 16 October 1892 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire          Family:  He was one of  five children born to George Barron, a coach builder, and his wife …

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George Basford

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born:  7 May 1890 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of seven children born to Joseph Basford, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary (nee Fowles). George married Ada Edwards in 1925 and together they had one …

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Stephen Batho

Lancashire Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 22 July 1886 at Alkington, Shropshire and baptised on 1 September 1886 at the United Reformed Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child of Stephen Batho, a farmer, and his wife Elizabeth (Betsy), nee Davenport. His …

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Frederick Arthur Baxter

Personal Details Born:  Frederick`s birth was registered in the second quarter of 1879 and he was baptised on May 14th in that year at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the son of William Thomas Baxter, a …

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Joseph Bebbington

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:  In 1864 and baptised on 5 June 1864 at St Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  He was the eldest of 6 children born to William Bebbington, a gentleman`s servant and later a licensed victualler, and his …

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Ronald James Stewart Beddoe

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born:   In Stroud Green, Hornsey, London in 1885. Family:  He was the first of 5 children born to Robert Jones Beddoe, a mechanical engineer, and his wife Minnie (nee Hatfield). His siblings were Helen, Edith, Hubert and Arthur. In …

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Thomas Conway Beech

Highland Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:  5 November 1890 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and was baptised in St Alkmund`s Church on 4 March 1891. Family:   He was the sixth of eight children born to John Beech, a railway signalman, and his wife Hannah, nee …

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Horace James Beesley

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:  13th July 1891 in Stoke Newington, Middlesex,  but not baptised until 1st April 1906 in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Family: He was the eldest of 3 children born to James Charles Beesley and his wife Sophia Honor (nee Runnicus). …

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Charles Herbert Bennion

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born:  1883 and baptised 23rd May 1883 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  He was the youngest of ten children born to Harry Bennion, a grocer, and his wife Margaret Ellen (nee Baker). He married Annie Stockton Quarter 3 1918 …

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Francis Robert Bennion

Personal Details Born:  16 August 1897 and baptised on 15 September 1897 in the Primitive Methodists’ Chapel, Idle, Yorkshire. Family:  He was the youngest of five children born to William Bennion, a Primitive Methodist Minister, and his wife Kate (nee …

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Walter James Bennion

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born:  29 May 1891 in Weobley, Herefordshire. Family:  He was the second of five children born to William Bennion, a Primitive Methodist Minister, and his wife Kate (nee Gwillim). He had an older sister, Kathleen, and a younger …

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Wilfred Bennion

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   29th April 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 24th May 1893 at St. Alkmund`s  Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  He was the eldest of 9 children born to Robert Bennion, a labourer, and his wife …

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Albert Edward Blencowe

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:  12 June 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  He was the second son of Charles Leonard Blencowe, a baker, and his wife Margaret Winifred, nee O’Hara. His siblings were William, Catherine, Charles, Frank, Percy, George and Harry. He …

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George Clarke

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 5 July 1895  and baptised with his sister Gladys in August that year at St Alkmund’s Church in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: Third of seven children born to Annie Clarke. George’s father was probably Robert Clarke (from the …

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George Blencowe

Personal Details Born:  5 December 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  He was the sixth son of Charles Leonard Blencowe, a baker, and his wife Margaret Winifred, nee O’Hara. His siblings were William, Catherine, Albert, Charles, Frank, Percy and Harry. He …

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William Blencowe

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:  29 May 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  He was the eldest child of Charles Leonard Blencowe, a baker, and his wife Margaret Winifred, nee O’Hara. His siblings were Catherine, Albert, Charles, Frank, Percy, George and Harry. William …

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John Thomas Boaz

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: John was born in Nantwich, Cheshire on the 8 February 1884, but not baptised until the 3 February 1893 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was one of  eight children born to Samuel Boaz, …

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Samuel Boaz

Royal Fusiliers

Personal Details Born:  9 March 1896 at Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 1 April 1896 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:   He was the youngest of three children born to Samuel Boaz, a canal boatman, and …

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Randle Barlow

Personal Details Born:  Randle’s birth was registered in Q4 1882 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. He was baptised as Randolph Barlow on 4 February 1883 at St. Michael’s Parish Church, Marbury, Cheshire. Family:  He was the third of five children born to …

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Henry Arrowsmith

King's Liverpool Regiment

Personal Details Born: George Henry in 1871 in either Ash or Ightfield, Shropshire. He was always known as Henry. Family: The last of seven children born to Samuel and Annie Arrowsmith. Samuel died in 1876 and Annie remarried in 1880 …

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George Thomas

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 3 March 1876. Family: The first child of Morris and Fanny Thomas of 13 Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. He married Bertha Penn on 31 July 1915 and together they had 2 children – Brian and Wilfred. Employment: At the age of …

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Charles Ackerley

Personal Details Born: 3 January 1887 and baptised at Whitchurch Wesleyan chapel on 7 March. Family:  Eldest child of John and Emma Ackerley. Brother of Sarah Ann and Ellen. In 1915 Charles married Mabel Penlington at Whitchurch, Shropshire and together …

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Frederick George Ankers

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: Baptised 20 January 1886 Family: Eldest son and second of six children born to John and Charlotte Ankers. In 1919 he married May Williamson at Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had two children, Frederick G and Elizabeth …

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James Arrowsmith

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 30 September 1885 Family: Eldest of five children born to William and Caroline Arrowsmith. In 1952 he married Emily Eliza Dunn. The 1939 Register identified his wife as Edith D Arrowsmith which suggests he may have been …

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Alfred Callcott

Personal Details Born:  Baptised at Whixall Chapel on 10 March 1877 Family: Son of  Anne Callcott and grandson of Robert and Mary Callcott. In 1900 Alfred married Mary Jane Mellors. The 1911 census indicates that they had 4 children still …

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Arthur Chidlow

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: Son of Charlotte Chidlow. Married Clara Crewe in 1903 at Whitchurch and together they appeared to have had two children, one a daughter named Maggie; Maggie was probably Lily Margaret. Residence: In …

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Ernest Leslie Bacon

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born:  28th August 1881 in Blofield, Norfolk and baptised on the 25 September at St. Andrew’s Church, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norfolk. Family:  He was the son of James Ernest Bacon, a bank cashier, and his wife Money Ellen …

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Harry Badrock

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:  Harry was born on 11 February 1889. Family:  He was the son of Charles Badrock, a jobbing gardener, and his wife Ellen. He had one sister, Martha. He married Emily Walmsley on the 17 February 1913 in …

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George Thomas Bailey

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born:  30 November 1892 at Bunbury, Cheshire. Family:  He was one of five children born to Thomas Bailey, a canal inspector, and his wife Elizabeth (nee Venables). George does not appear to have married. Residence:  In 1901 the …

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Henry Wycherley Bamforth

Manchester Regiment

Personal Details Born: 13 April 1876 and baptised in St Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire on 7 May 1876. Family: Harry was the eldest of 5 children born to Edmund Bamforth, a platform inspector,  and his wife, Hannah Frances. He …

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John Ernest Challinor

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: Baptised 13 Oct 1886 at St Alkmunds Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. His surname was sometimes spelt Challenor. Family: Eldest of the seven children of John and Jane Challinor. In 1919 John married Florence Windsor in Whitchurch, Shropshire and …

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Charles Alfred Cheshire

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: Born 4 May and baptised 14 June 1877 at St Alkmund’s Church in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: Fifth of ten children born to Alfred and Emma Cheshire. Married Mary Ann Jones in 1898 at Hengoed, Oswestry, Shropshire. Together …

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Samuel Ankers

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: Baptised 17th July 1889 Family:  Son of John and Charlotte. In late 1911 he married Edith Starkey at Whitchurch, Shropshire. Together they had seven children, Lucy E, Phyllis M, Ivy E, Elsie A, Hilda N, Gladys M, …

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Herbert Ankers

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: January 12th 1893 and baptised at St Alkmund’s parish church a month later. Family: The fifth of six children born to of John and Charlotte Ankers of Dodington, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1920 he married Annie E. Reynolds …

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Ernest Ankers

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 13th March 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 28th September the same year at St Alkmund’s parish church. Family: Third of six children born to John Thomas and Charlotte A. Ankers of 6 Sherrymill Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire. …

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Henry Edward Caulfield

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 12 June 1875 in Stockport, Lancashire Family:  Second of eight children born to Edward and Annie. He married Margaret Crewe on 12 December 1900 at Leigh in Lancashire. Together they had 6 children Harry, John Norville, Charles, …

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John Casewell

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: Born 30 March 1891 and baptised 7 June 1891. Also recorded with surname Caswell. Family: Eldest of six children born to John and Jane Caswell. In November 1912 he married Beatrice Speake in Whitchurch, Shropshire and during …

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Ernest Richard Caswell

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1895 and baptised 6th October 1895. Also recorded with surname Casewell. Family: Next to youngest of six children born to John and Jane. In 1921 he married Daisy Smith at Whitchurch, Shropshire. Together they had two sons …

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Andrew Thomas Casey

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 29th January 1885 Family: Andrew was the sixth of eight children born to Thomas and Elizabeth. He married Clara Snape on 29 April 1913 in Market Drayton. They had one child Albert B born in 1914. Residence: …

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Thomas Barnett Cartwright

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 15th March 1894 and baptised 1st April 1894. Family: Son of Thomas George and Mary Ann, brother of Ethel. Married Annie Nevitt in 1921 at Whitchurch, Shropshire. Together they had two children, Thomas W and Henry J. …

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Philip Capper

Manchester Regiment

Personal Details Born:  Born 1 July 1898 (Baptised on 4 March 1899) Family: Sixth of eight children born to Joseph and Hannah. Philip married Mary Jones in 1923 at Conway, Caernarvonshire, Wales and together had 3 children – Emrys, Barbara …

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Samuel James Caloe

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: Born 1883 in Liverpool Family: Fourth child of eight born to Thomas and Mary Caloe. He married Edith Wilkinson in 1915 at Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had two children May E and Samuel P. Residence: In 1891 and 1901 …

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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 …

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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; …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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Frank Williams

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 12 May 1891. Family: The first child of Thomas and Martha Williams of 122 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. He married Beatrice E James on the 2 October 1918 who was living at 126 Shawbury Road, Shawbury, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 he …

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