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.


George John Pond

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 1858 in Narford, Swaffham, Norfolk, and baptised on 16 April 1858 in Narford Parish Church. Family: He was the youngest of three children of George Pond, a gamekeeper, and his wife Jane. He married Martha Harriet Hopkins …

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Harry Ouseley

Manchester Regiment

Personal Details Born: In 1897 in Wem, Shropshire. Family: He was the fifth of eight children born to Henry Ouseley and his wife Betsy. He married Stella Crawley in 1927 in Long Ashton, Somerset. The couple had two children; Michael …

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Michael O’Neill

Personal Details Born: 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth of ten children born to Michael O`Neill, a bricklayer, and his wife Emily, nee Henshall. No marriage can be traced for Michael. Residence: In 1891 his family were …

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William Newbrook

Personal Details Born: 17 September 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of seven surviving children born to Alfred Newbrook, a labourer, and his wife Sarah Ann, nee Lea. He married Edith Newbrook in 1921 in Whitchurch, Shropshire …

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William Nelson

Personal Details Born: 29 May 1898 in Atcham, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of four children born to Edward Nelson, a coal wharf manager, and his wife Harriett Elizabeth. He married Lillian Haycocks in 1926 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The …

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John Lea

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 25 August 1881 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was one of nine children born to Isaiah Lea, a greengrocer, and Elizabeth Humphreys. He married Violet Mary Johnson in Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire in 1913. The couple had seven …

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William Henry Millier

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 31 December 1889 in New Brompton, Kent. Family: He was the second of five children born to William E Millier, a beer retailer, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Elsie Eliza Still on 9 September 1913 and …

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Harry Meachin

Personal Details Born: 28 November 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 15 December the same year in Tilstock Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the son of Annie Meachin. He married Harriett H Ralphs in 1926 in Wem, Shropshire and …

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Alfred Hooper

Personal Details Born: In 1899 in Camberwell, Surrey. Also known as Alfred Russell (his birth name). Family: He was the younger of two children born to John and Martha Russell. John died and Martha married James Hooper, a publican. Martha …

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William George Hall

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: In 1876 in Limehouse, Middlesex. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to William Hall, a labourer, and his wife Rebecca. No marriage can be traced for William. Residence: In 1881 and 1891 he lived …

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George Fowles

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: In 1887 and baptised 4 May 1887 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was one of six children born to John Fowles, a butcher, and his wife Catherine. No marriage can be located for …

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Harry Holding

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 7 July 1876 in Pitchford, Wem, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to Thomas Holding, a baker, and his wife Emily (the baptism record identifies her as Mary Anne). He married Sarah Ann …

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George William Everson

Personal Details Born: 16 September 1878 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 25 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church. Family: He was the eldest child of William Everson, an iron foundry labourer, and his wife Louisa. He married …

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Walter Evans

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised with his twin brother Charles on 2 November 1886 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the third of six surviving children born to George Evans, a milk dealer, …

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George Henry Groom

Personal Details Born: 15 January 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 5 February 1899 at the Church of the Saviour, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to James Henry Groom, a blacksmith, and his wife Margaret …

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Thomas Harold Evans

Personal Details Born: 13 December 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. He was known as Harold. Family: He was the fifth of seven surviving children of Alfred Evans, a stone mason, and his wife Eliza. He was single in 1939; no marriage has …

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Thomas Edwards

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 3 April 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 17 April 1896 in St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was one of six surviving children born to Arthur Edwards, a railway platelayer and his wife, Harriet. He …

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John Sydney Edge

Royal Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: In 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and known as Sydney. Family: He was the son of Elizabeth Edge. Elizabeth married Daniel Sherbrooke, a painter and decorator, in 1900; Daniel had three children by a previous marriage. Sydney married Constance …

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John Edwards

Personal Details Born: 4 December 1883 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 19 December 1883 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was one of six surviving children born to Arthur Edwards, a railway labourer and his wife Harriet. No …

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Herbert Davies

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 16 November 1877 in Salford, Lancashire. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to William Davies, a commercial traveller, and his wife Mary. Herbert remained unmarried. Residence: In 1891 he lived with his family in …

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Alick William Armstrong

Welsh Regiment

Personal Details Born:  The 1939 Register records Alick’s date of birth as 17 Nov 1898, as does his death certificate. The birth of an Alick William Armstrong is registered at Chester during the first quarter of 1899. He was also …

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William George Griffiths

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 1 July 1898 in Broughall, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of seven children born to George Griffiths, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary Jane. He married Sarah Elizabeth Allman in 1925 in Oswestry and together they …

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Arthur Sherbrooke

Personal Details Born: 11 July 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth of six children born to Daniel Sherbrooke, a house painter, and his wife Caroline. He married Annie Maria Rogers on 18 November 1902 at Atcham registry …

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Joseph Robert Hares

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 18 July 1894 in Prees, Shropshire and was baptised on 20 August the same year in Prees Parish Church. Family: He was the second of five children born to Thomas James Hares, a farmer, and his wife …

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William Stephen Oliver

Personal Details Born: 6 January 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth of five children born to Stephen Oliver, a draughtsman, and his wife Martha. He married Mary A Hallam in 1926 in Crich, Derbyshire. The couple had …

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Arthur Edwin Taylor

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 31 May 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 14 June 1876 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the sixth of nine children born to Charles Taylor, a grocer, and his wife Catherine. He married …

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Samuel Stubbs

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 12 August 1885 in Nantwich, Cheshire. Family: He was the fourth of six children born to Samuel Stubbs, a bricklayer, and his wife Rhoda, nee Hawkins. He married Harriet Humpreys in 1909 in Chester, Cheshire. The couple …

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John Alfred Hinde

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 2 October 1891 in Tilstock, Shropshire and baptised 8 November the same year at Tilstock Church (Note the 1939 register has his year of birth as 1893) He was known as Alfred, John Alfred and Alfred John. …

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Horace James Groome

Personal Details Born: 21 July 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 9 August 1889 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third child born to William Groom, a blacksmith, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Eva M …

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Jack Edge

Personal Details Born: 15 January 1892 in Marbury, Cheshire and baptised 1 May the same year in Marbury Parish Church. He was also known as Jack Edwards. Family: He was the second of eight children born to John Edge, a …

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Wilfred Edge

Personal Details Born: 4 March 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to Samuel Edge, a labourer, and his wife Charlotte. He married Linda Jones in 1922 in Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales; children for this …

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Henry Allman Green

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 16 November 1875 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 12 December the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the third of seven children born to Charles Green, a carpenter and joiner, and his wife …

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Benjamin Frances Griffiths

Personal Details Born: 17 April 1883 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 25 May the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the third of four children born to Robert Griffiths, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary Ann. …

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Frederick Moore

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 29 September 1872 in Prees, Shropshire. He was also known as Frederic Moores. Family: He was the grandson of Sarah Moore. He married Florence Gribbin on 19 October 1901 in Prestwich, Lancashire and together they had four …

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George Henry Wilson

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 10 February 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 8 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the second of eight children born to Kenrick Wilson, a railway signalman, and his …

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Joseph Alfred Wilson

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 31 December 1892 in Rugby, Warwickshire and baptised on 30 January 1893 in the Parish Church of Newbold-on-Avon, Warwickshire. Family: He was the son of Richard Thomas Wilson, a labourer, and his wife Sarah Ellen but was …

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John Andrew Perry

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 18 July 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to James Perry, a lodging house keeper, and his wife Mary. He married Edna Hollingworth on 23 December 1933 in the Parish …

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Thomas Arthur Powell

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 5 May 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 19 June the same year in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of three surviving children born to Thomas Powell, a plasterer, and his …

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Charles Samuel Powell

Personal Details Born: 9 April 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 3 May the same year in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch. Family: He was the youngest of three surviving children born to Thomas Powell, a plasterer, and his …

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John James Price

Royal Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 14 July 1894 in Halghton, Hanmer, Flintshire, Wales and baptised on 16 September the same year in Hanmer Parish Church. Family: He was the younger of two children born to William Price, a joiner, and his wife …

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Reginald Porter

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 11 July 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 7 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of six surviving children born to George Porter, a railway worker, and his …

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John Prince

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of six surviving children born to John Prince, a general labourer, and his wife Elizabeth. No marriage can be traced for John. Residence: In 1901 he lived …

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Leonard Walter Purcell

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 20 October 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 9 February 1896 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the third of six children born to Thomas John Hill Purcell, a tobacconist, hairdresser and newsagent, and …

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Thomas Henry Purcell

Personal Details Born: 3 July 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 9 September the same year in St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of six children born to Thomas John Hill Purcell, a tobacconist, hairdresser …

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William Segrove Price

Personal Details Born: 20 September 1890 in Bronington, Flintshire, Wales and baptised on 19 October the same year in Hanmer Parish Church. Family: He was the elder of two children born to William Price, a joiner, and his wife Emily, …

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Thomas Prince

Personal Details Born: 18 November 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the sixth of eight children born to Henry Prince, a bricklayer, and his wife Ann. He married Miriam Joynson in 1924 in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire and together …

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Frank Clayton

Royal Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 19 September 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: Only son of Thomas and Ann Clayton. In 1931 Frank married Hilda A Heatley in Whitchurch. They had one daughter, Margaret, born in 1932 in Whitchurch. Residence: In 1901 Frank …

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Rupert James Eccleston

Personal Details Born: 5 September 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.  Family: Youngest of eight children born to Joseph & Ellen Eccleston. Rupert married Elizabeth H Lucas in 1921 at Whitchurch. The couple had one son Rupert Joseph Lucas Eccleston who was …

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Joseph Thomas Edge

Personal Details Born: 6 October 1879 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 12 November the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the sixth of eight surviving children of Joseph Edge, a general labourer, and his wife Sarah. …

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George Henry Edge

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 18 January 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 1 March the same year in the United Reformed Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the only child of George Edge, a builder, and his wife Emily. He married …

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William Pritchard

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 22 September 1878 in Prees, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of four surviving children born to William Pritchard, a farm labourer, and his wife Anne, nee Arrowsmith. He married Mary Elizabeth Thomas on 15 September 1903 …

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Percy Ridgway Reynolds

Personal Details Born: 11 March 1885 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: Eldest of five children born to Ridgway and Mary Ann Reynolds.  Percy married Annie J Hughes in the last quarter of 1911 and together they had seven children –  Thomas …

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Moses Stanworth

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 8 May 1883 in Wellington, Shropshire and baptised 27 June 1883 at St. George`s Parish Church, Wellington.  Family:  He was the only son of John Stanworth, an iron worker and his wife Mary Jane, nee Rosson. His …

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William Henry Steele

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 5 June 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 22 June the same year at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch.  Family: He was the sixth of seven surviving children born to George Steele, a blacksmith, and his wife …

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Arthur William Simpson

Personal Details Born:  2 November 1883 in Forden, Montgomeryshire. Family: He was the eldest of four surviving children born to Joshua Eldridge Simpson, a coachman, and his wife Ellen. He married Isobel Olive Smith on 23 July 1907 in Minety …

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William Slawson

Personal Details Born: 10 August 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 20 August the same year at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to Moses Slawson, a horse breaker, and his wife …

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Thomas Henry Stickland

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 30 May 1878 in Weymouth, Dorset. Family: He was the fourth of nine children born to John Stickland, a groom, and his wife Mary, nee Laver. He married Margaret Elizabeth Sarah Louisa Hawkins on 6 August 1900 …

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Gordon Edwin Suker

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: In 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.  Family: He was the younger of two sons born to John Suker, a general labourer, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Hilda E.Smith in 1921 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The couple had two …

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Arthur John Suker

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: In 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 7 June the same year at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch.  Family: He was the elder of two sons born to John Suker, a general labourer, and his wife Elizabeth. …

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Charles Lloyd Suker

Personal Details Born: In 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 4 October the same year at St. Alkmund`s Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fifth of ten surviving children born to Edward Suker, a cattle dealer, and his wife Elizabeth, …

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Herbert Suker

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 3 August 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised in St. Alkmund`s Parish Church on 21 August the same year. Family: He was the third of ten surviving children born to Edward Suker, a cattle dealer, and his …

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Josiah Ernest Ridgway

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 7 April 1878 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.  Family: He was the youngest of five sons born to Josiah Ridgway, a clockmaker, and Ann his wife. In 1912 Josiah married Ada Brown in Whitchurch and the following year their …

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Robert Percy Edwards

Royal Army Medical Corps

Personal Details Born: 6 October 1888 in Nantwich, Cheshire. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to Robert David Edwards, a grocer, and his wife Emily. He married Jessie Maud Mary Puttick in 1924 in Reading, Berkshire and …

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Thomas Henry Elsley

Personal Details Born: In 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to Thomas Elsley, a bricklayer, and his wife Sarah Ann. He was unmarried. Residence: In 1901 his family were living in Wrexham Road, …

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John Ernest Ellison

Personal Details Born: 17 July 1887 in Ightfield, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to John Ellison, a bricklayer, and his wife Jane. He married Mary Jones in 1915 in Ellesmere, Shropshire and together they …

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Thomas Edwards

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 15 November 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of six children born to James Edwards, a joiner, and his wife Mary Ann. He married Florence Muriel Richards in 1920 in Whitchurch and together they …

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John Edwards

Personal Details Born: In 1887 in Oswestry, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of nine children born to Evan Edwards, a brick works foreman, and his wife Sarah. No marriage can be traced for John. Residence: In 1901 the family were …

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Walter Ellis

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 1 September 1883 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 5 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church. Family: He was the second of six children born to James Ellis, a carpenter and joiner, and his wife …

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Sydney Evans

Personal Details Born: 18 February 1899 in Burleydam, Cheshire. He was also known as Sidney. Family: He was the eldest of at least four children of William Evans, a farm waggoner, and his wife Pamela. He married Hannah Elson in …

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William Evans

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1878 in Burleydam, Cheshire. Family: He was the fifth of six children born to Peter Evans, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Ann. He married Pamela Felton in 1898 in Market Drayton, Shropshire and together they …

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James Henry Evans

Personal Details Born: 6 April 1878 in Hollyhurst, near Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 26 May the same year in St. Michael’s Parish Church, Marbury, Cheshire. Family: He was the second of eight children born to Stephen Charles Evans, a rural …

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Thomas Richard Evans

Personal Details Born: 27 April 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 8 May the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the youngest of eight children born to Stephen Charles Evans, a rural postman, and his …

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Albert Foster

Personal Details Born: 20 December 1879 in Bradford, Yorkshire and baptised on 22 February 1880 in Manningham Parish Church, Yorkshire. Family: He was the youngest of eight children born to William Foster, an excavator, and his wife Mary Ann. He …

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Charles William Jones

Personal Details Born: 9 November 1875 according to 1939 register but probably 9 Nov 1874 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Baptised 28 March 1875 at St Alkmund’s Church, Whitchurch. Family: Charles was the son of William and Ann Jones and brother of …

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Edward Barrow Jones

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: In 1882 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 9 August of the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the elder of two children born to Barrow Jones, a wine merchant, and his …

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George Hall

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 31 July 1875 in Oakengates, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of five children of George Hall, a stone breaker, and his wife Mary. He also had two step siblings from his mother’s first marriage. George married Martha …

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Richard Glassey

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 11 June 1889 in Black Park, Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 25 July the same year at St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the seventh of nine children born to William Glassey, a farm cattle man, …

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Thomas Glassey

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 29 April 1888 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 3 June the same year in Marbury Parish Church, Cheshire. Family: He was the sixth of nine children born to William Glassey, a farm cattle man, and his …

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John Gibbons

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 5 April 1869 in Malpas, Cheshire. Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to Stephen Gibbons, a blacksmith, and his wife Catherine. He married Sarah Ann Hammond on 21 October 1897 at St. George’s Church, …

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William Gaughan

Manchester Regiment

Personal Details Born: June 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of six children born to Patrick Gaughan, a pedlar, and his wife Ellen Elizabeth Helen. No marriage can be traced for William. Residence:   In 1881 he …

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John Gardner

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 22 March 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of four children born to Thomas Gardner, a stud groom, and his wife Annie. He married Alice Mildred Owens on 17 November 1907 in St. Philemon’s …

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Benjamin Minshall Young

Personal Details Born: 30 December 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: His mother and father were John and Mary Ellen Young and he had six brothers and sisters Nellie, James, William, Irene, Doris and Gwendoline. He married Florence Benting in 1915 …

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George Reeves

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: In the last quarter of 1878 in Droxford, Hampshire. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to George and Charlotte Reeves. George married Winifred Ainsworth in 1906 in Wem, Shropshire registration area. The couple went …

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Clifford Pennell Kirkby

Personal Details Born: 29 July 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of six children born to Charles Pennell Kirkby, a master tailor, and his wife Sarah Ann, nee Connerley. He married Hester Catherine Winter on 4 March …

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Cecil John Newbrook

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 16 February 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to John Newbrook, a fishmonger, and his wife Ellen. He married Edith Annie Mildred Millington in 1921 in Whitchurch. The couple had …

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Ernest Edward Newbrook

Personal Details Born: 18 March 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of five children born to Edward Newbrook, a labourer, and his wife Catherine, nee Salmon. Ernest was a bachelor. Residence: In 1901 his family were living …

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Frank Oulton

Personal Details Born: 6 June 1893 in Preston, Lancashire. Family: He was the youngest of five children born to Thomas Nuttall Oulton, a farmer, and his wife Mary, nee Sheen. No definite marriage can be located for Frank. Residence:  In …

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Ernest Ouseley

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:  In 1880 in Lower Heath, Shropshire. Family: He was the son of George Ouseley, a bricklayer`s labourer, and his wife Sarah. He married Eva Penk in 1902 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had four children, Gordon, George James, …

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Thomas Sadler

Army Veterinary Corps

Personal Details Born: 13 November 1881 in Marbury, Cheshire. Family: He was the eldest of nine children born to Thomas Sadler, a farmer, and his wife Sarah, nee Lodmore. He married Sarah Boote in 1905. She died in 1922 and …

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John William Shackleton

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 27 December 1875 in Halifax, Yorkshire. Family: He was the youngest of three children born to William  Shackleton, a bricklayer, and his wife Ada, nee Clay. He married Annie Grice in 1912 at the Wesleyan Chapel, Whitchurch, …

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William Henry Corfield

Manchester Regiment

Personal Details Born:  24 January 1900 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of seven children born to William H H Corfield, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary Ann. He married Edna Coyne in 1926 in Wem, Shropshire, and …

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Wilfred Jarman

Personal Details Born:  28 August 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 11 September that year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the seventh of eight children born to Samuel Jarman, a cabinet maker, and his wife Martha. …

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Charles Jackson

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:  In 1876 or 1877 in Malpas, Cheshire and baptised on 8 April 1877 in St Oswald’s Church, Malpas. Family: He was the son of Jane Jackson. He married Mary Elizabeth Jones on 9 September 1915 in Oswestry, …

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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: The 1881 and 1891 Irish census records were destroyed in WW1, so research has been unable to identify his parents. He married Frances Ann McCarthy in 1907 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. …

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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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