Newspapers

Newspapers

This project aims to search through contemporary newspapers in order to locate items relating to Whitchurch, during The Great War. Articles and adverts will be photographed and transcribed which refer to life in the town and the surrounding area.

Also included will be reports of news from the war relating to Whitchurch men and references to military activity in the area.

Articles referring to incidents at Prees Heath camp and any of the surrounding medical facilities will also be noted.

The Newspapers project will be undertaken by Whitchurch Museum and Archive volunteers.


Birmingham Daily Post 6 September 1917

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

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Whitchurch Herald 20th January 1917

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

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Whitchurch Herald 21st October 1916

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

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Army Records

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

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Whitchurch Herald 23rd September 1916

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

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Whitchurch Herald 19th August 1916

Letter in the Whitchurch Herald 19th August 1916 received by Mr and Mrs Hales regarding the death of their son, George Albert Hales “George Hales had been in the trenches for three months when he was admitted to No 18 …

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Whitchurch Herald 28th August 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 28th August 1916 on the death of George Percy Burrows Letter received by Mrs Burrows; “Dear Mrs Burrows, Will you kindly accept my sincere sympathy and condolence in the decease of that worthy citizen and …

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Whitchurch Herald 29th July 1916

Letter in the Whitchurch Herald 29th July 1916 on the death of Richard John Edge Rycroft “Dear Madam, I regret to have to write and inform you that your husband was brought into this Hospital seriously wounded during the night …

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Whitchurch Herald 22nd July 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 22nd July 1916 on the death of George Caldecott Taylor “George Caldecott Taylor was taken ill at Bedford, sent home on a sick furlong, but was admitted to the Military Hospital, at Prees Heath when …

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Whitchurch Herald 15th July 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 15th July 1916 on the death of George Frederick Jones Letter received by Mr & Mrs Jones; “It’s with deepest regret that I write this letter to inform you of the death of your son, …

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Whitchurch Herald 30 April 1921

Report in the Whitchurch Herald recording the decision of the Whitchurch War Memorial Committee at its wind up meeting “Additional names to be placed upon the Memorial – Arthur Powell, Matthew John Powell, Charles Jones. Matthew John being a doubt …

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Whitchurch Herald 13 November 1920

Report in the Whitchurch Herald regarding the death of Arthur Toplady Powell “We deeply regret to announce the death of Mr Arthur Toplady Powell only son of Mrs W. A. Powell and the late Mr W. A. Powell who was …

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Whitchurch Herald 16th August 1919

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

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The Brecon County Times 17 April 1919

Report in The Brecon County Times 17 April 1919 regarding the death of Joseph Groom “The death took place at Welshpool on the 5th inst., under peculiarly sad circumstances of Regimental-Sergt.-Major Joseph Groom, of the 1st Battalion Shropshire Light Infantry. …

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Sheffield Independent 27 March 1919

Report in the Sheffield Independent 27 March 1919 finally confirming Lord Grosvenor’s death “OCTOBER ’14 TO MARCH ’19 Lady Hugh Grosvenor whose husband’s death is now officially concluded to have taken place in October 1914, when he was listed as …

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Whitchurch Herald 15th February 1919

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

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Whitchurch Herald 15th February 1919

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

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Whitchurch Herald 15th February 1919

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

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Whitchurch Herald 8th February 1919

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

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Whitchurch Herald 8th February 1919

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

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Whitchurch Herald 11th January 1919

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

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Whitchurch Herald January 4th 1919

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

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Whitchurch Herald 14th December 1918

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

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Nantwich Guardian 29 November 1918

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 29th November 1918 regarding the death of Alfred Foster “Mr. and Mrs. J. Foster of Hollyhurst, have been officially informed that their son, Alfred, was killed in action on October 30th. Private Foster enlisted in …

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Whitchurch Herald 23rd November 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 23rd November 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 30th November 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 14th November 1918

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

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Nantwich Guardian 8 November 1918

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 8th November 1918 regarding the death of Ernest Gregory “The funeral took place on Wednesday last week at Wrenbury Parish Church of Private Ernest Gregory, Cheshire Regiment, who died the previous Saturday at the Military …

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Nantwich Guardian 8 November 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 2nd November 1918

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

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Nantwich Guardian 11 October 1918

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 11th October 1918 regarding the death of John Walter Nicholls “Official news has been received that Private J. Nicholls of the Tank Corps, who formerly resided at Aston, has been killed in action. He was …

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Whitchurch Herald 21st September 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 31st August 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 24th August 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 14th July 1918

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

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Chester Chronicle 13 July 1918

Report in the Chester Chronicle 13 July 1918 regarding the death of John Faulkner “RIFLEMAN FAULKNER KILLED We regret to record the death of Rifleman John Faulkner King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, only surviving son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Faulkner of …

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Whitchurch Herald 19th June 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 1st June 1918

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

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Llangollen Advertiser 24 May 1918

Report in the Llangollen Advertiser 24 May 1918 regarding the death of Alfred Edmund Godsal “THE STORY OF OSTEND. HOW COMMANDER GODSAL FELL. The Admiralty, on Wednesday, issued an official account of the exploit, in the course of which it …

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Faringdon Advertiser 18 May 1918

Report in the Faringdon Advertiser 18 May 1918 regarding the death of Alfred Edmund Godsal “HEROES OF OSTEND RAID. THE VINDICTIVE’S OFFICERS. Official sanction has now been given to the publication of the names of the gallant officers who were …

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Whitchurch Herald 17th May 1918

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

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Liverpool Daily Post 14 May 1918

Report in the Liverpool Daily Post 14 May 1918 regarding the death of John McMichael “McMICHAEL – May 10, died of wounds received in action, Gunner J. McMichael, the dearly-loved son of Margaret and the late ex-Police-Sergt. John McMichael, of …

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Nantwich Guardian 10 May 1918

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 10th May 1918 regarding the death of Frank Frederick Pass “Died of Wounds.- Private Frank Pass, of Wrenbury, has died of wounds received in action. He leaves a widow and one child. Previous to joining …

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Whitchurch Herald 27th April 1918

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

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Nantwich Guardian 26 April 1918

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 26th April 1918 regarding the death of Alfred John Parker “News was received this week that Gunner Alfred John Parker, R.G.A., son of the late Mr. John Parker and Mrs. Parker, Pillory-street, Nantwich, has been …

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Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 20th April 1918

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

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Birmingham Daily Post 16 April 1918

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

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The Scotsman 16th April 1918

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

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Chester Chronicle 6 April 1918

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

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Whitchurch Herald 8th March 1918

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

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Liverpool Daily Post 17 January 1918

Report in the Liverpool Daily Post 17 January 1918 regarding the death of John Alfred Bailey “WELSH ROLL OF HONOUR. WELSH BORDER CASUALTIES. Private John Alfred Bailey, Maesbury, near Oswestry, who before the war was employed by the London and …

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Whitchurch Herald 22nd September 1917

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 22nd September 1917 of the death of Leonard Wilson “The sad news was received on Wednesday afternoon that Drummer Wilson had died in Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, after undergoing surgery to amputate a leg. He …

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Sheffield Independent 15 September 1917

Report in the Sheffield Independent 15 September 1917 of entertainment provided for wounded soldiers “An enjoyable entertainment was provided for the wounded soldiers at Wharncliffe (Sheffield) War Hospital by artistes from Lyceum Theatre, Empire and Hippodrome, yesterday. Songs, recitations, and …

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Nantwich Guardian 31 August 1917

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 31st August 1917  regarding the death of William Cartwright “Mrs. Cartwright, 31, Station-view, Nantwich, has been informed that her son, Gunner William Cartwright, R.F.A., has died from the effects of gas poisoning. The chaplain wrote …

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Whitchurch Herald 25th August 1917

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 25th August 1917 of a letter received by Mr and Mrs Richards regarding their son, William Lee Brooks Richards “Dear Mrs Richards, I am very grieved to have to send you news of your son’s …

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Nantwich Guardian 17 August 1917

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 17 August 1917 of the death of Joseph A Williamson “Information has been received that Sergeant Joseph A Williamson, South Lancashire Regiment, son of Mr. George Williamson, for many years proprietor of the Wilbraham’s Arms …

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Nantwich Guardian 10 August 1917

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 10th August 1917 regarding the deaths of Walter and Frank Dale “Great sympathy will be felt for Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Dale and family, Frith Farm, Wrenbury, who have once more experienced great sorrow in …

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Whitchurch Herald 30th June 1917

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 30th June 1917 of a letter received by Mrs Chase regarding her husband, Edwin Chase “All the officers and men of his Battalion send you their deepest sympathy. They recognise that they had lost a …

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Whitchurch Herald 19th May 1917

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 19th May 1917 regarding the death of Horace Bruckshaw “Horace Bruckshaw killed in action April 28th 1917. He joined soon after the war began in the Autumn of 1914, and has seen over two years …

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Whitchurch Herald 31st March 1917

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 31st March 1917 regarding the death of Arthur Roberts Letter of condolence sent by his Commanding Officer, Chaplain and Platoon Sgt; “Private Roberts proved himself a good soldier, who will be greatly missed by his …

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Chester Chronicle 3 March 1917

Report in the Chester Chronicle 3 March 1917 regarding the death of John Mercer “DEATH OF MR. JOHN MERCER. – The sad news arrived on Thursday last from the War Office that Mr. H. Mercer’s youngest son, John, had died. …

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Whitchurch Herald 2nd February 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 2nd February 1918 of a letter received by Mr and Mrs Steele regarding the death of their son, Arthur Beech Steele “While out on patrol duties early in the morning of the 22nd January I …

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Nantwich Guardian 26 January 1917

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 26th January 1917 regarding the death of Albert Dale “Official news was received on Tuesday that Private Albert (Bert) Dale of the Manchester Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Dale, Frith Farm, Wrenbury, had …

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Chester Chronicle 30 December 1916

Report in the Chester Chronicle 30 December 1916 of the military wedding of John Thomas Jones and Lydia Ann Houghton “On Thursday a quiet wedding was solemnised at the Primitive Methodist Church, Ellesmere Port, the contracting parties being Captain and …

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Cheshire Newspaper December 1917

Report in a Cheshire newspaper in December 1917 regarding the death of Harry Pate “BICKLEY KILLED IN ACTION – Deep regret was expressed in the neighbourhood when it became known that Pte. H. Pate, of Bickley, had been killed in …

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Chester Chronicle 30th September 1916

Report in the Chester Chronicle 30th September 1916 regarding the deaths of Eric Hanson Lee and his brother John Arthur Lee “Mr. Leonard Lee, who lost his wife only recently, has now sustained a fearfully heavy blow. Both sons have …

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Liverpool Echo 12 September 1916

Report in the Liverpool Echo 12 September 1916 regarding the death of Herbert Samuel Sadler “Private Samuel Sadler (30), Shropshire Light Infantry, whose parents reside at Welsh End, Whitchurch, was killed whilst on trench duty by a bomb explosion.” Liverpool …

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Liverpool Daily Post 21 July 1916

Report in the Liverpool Daily Post 21st July 1916 regarding the death of Arthur Phillips “Inspector A. Phillips, a well-known police officer in the New Brighton district for several years, has been killed. He was thirty-five years of age and …

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Whitchurch Herald 6 June 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 6th June 1916 regarding the death of John Evans “It is with deep sympathy for the widow and four children left at the Higher Wych that we announce the death of that fine soldier, No …

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Whitchurch Herald 6th May 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 6th May 1916 on the death of Stanley Victor Newbrook Letter received by Mr & Mrs Newbrook; “It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you that your son Sgt. Stanley Newbrook, …

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Whitchurch Herald 25 March 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald recording the rehabilitation of Arthur Toplady Powell following the amputation of his right arm and his training to write left handed “ Lance Sargeant Arthur T Powell, son of Mrs Powell Talbot Street, who it …

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Whitchurch Herald 25th March 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 25th March 1916 on the death of James Henry Hockenhull Letter received by Mr & Mrs Hockenhull; “He was hit by a busting shell, causing instantaneous death. He was buried in the Church Yard and …

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Whitchurch Herald 11 March 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 11th March 1916 regarding the death of Sidney Alsop Allen “Malpas readers will regret to hear of the death in action of Sydney Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen of Cross-a-Hill, Malpas, which …

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Chester Chronicle 30 October 1915

Report in the Chester Chronicle 30th October 1915 regarding the death of Joseph Stevenson “THREAPWOOD ANIOTHER HERO’S DEATH Threapwood has done well in the great war. The first of her sons to fall was No. 9925 Pte. George Matthews, 1st …

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Chester Chronicle 23 October 1915

Report in the Chester Chronicle 23rd October 1915 about Harold Gregory “Mrs. Henry Tollemache has received further acknowledgements of the parcels of comforts sent from Nantwich to prisoners of war in Germany. Pte. H. Gregory writes to Mrs. Tollemache:- “Dear …

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Nantwich Guardian 15 October 1915

Report in the Nantwich Guardian of the efforts being made by Lord Grosvenor’s mother to establish his whereabouts “Katherine Duchess of Westminster is untiring in her inquiries about her son, Lord Hugh Grosvenor and her son-in-law, the Earl of Erne, …

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Chester Chronicle 9 October 1915

Report in the Chester Chronicle 9th October 1915 regarding the death of Douglas Kirk Wolley Dod “THE LATE LIEUT. D. K. WOLLEY-DOD HOW HE FELL Further particulars are now given of the fate of Lieutenant Douglas Kirk Wolley-Dod, King’s (Liverpool …

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Nantwich Guardian 8 October 1915

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 8th October 1915 regarding the death of Herbert Bebbington “Mr. Thomas Bebbington, of Nantwich, has been officially informed of the death of his son, Sergeant Herbert Bebbington, 5th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, in France, …

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Liverpool Echo 2 October 1915

Report in the Liverpool Echo 2nd October 1915 regarding the death of Douglas Kirk Wolley Dod “It has been officially reported that Lieutenant Douglas Kirk Wolley-Dod, 12th King’s (Liverpool Regiment), youngest son of Mr. F. Wolley-Dod of Edge Hall, Malpas, …

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Chester Chronicle 2 October 1915

Report in the Chester Chronicle 2nd October 1915 regarding the death of Douglas Kirk Wolley Dod “MALPAS OFFICER KILLED News has been received at Edge Hall that Lieut. Douglas Kirk Wolley-Dod, 120th Battalion of the King’s Liverpool Regiment, is reported …

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Glamorgan Gazette 29 October 1915

Report in the Glamorgan Gazette 29 October 1915 regarding the death of Albert Jeffrey Cartwright “Private Albert Cartwright (1567), 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment, B.E.F., France, was one of the British heroes who died on the battlefield, fighting for his King …

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Nantwich Guardian 27 August 1915

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 27th August 1915 regarding the death of Herbert Wickstead Ethelston “Lieutenant Herbert Wickstead Ethelston, Grenadier Guards, of Wickstead Hall, Whitchurch, former captain of the Shropshire Gentlemen (cricket) and chairman of the Whitchurch Dairy Farmers’ Association, …

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Whitchurch Herald 10th July 1915

Sergeant Nunnerley Northumberland Fusiliers was killed with other comrades by the explosion of a big shell, whilst they were charging the Germans. Sgt Nunnerley worked in the Provincial Bank in Hull before enlisting Whitchurch Herald 10th July 1915

Whitchurch Herald June 1915

Report in the Whitchurch Herald June 1915 on the death of John Heycocks “Private John Heycocks son of Mrs Heycocks of Broughall has been reported missing since the 25th May 1915. He joined Kitchener’s Army at the first call for …

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Chester Chronicle 5 June 1915

Report in the Chester Chronicle 5 June 1915 regarding the death of John Turner Clough Hazledine “Second Lieut. John Turner Clough Hazledine, 4th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was killed in action on May 9th, was the third son of the …

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Whitchurch Herald 29 May 1915

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 29th May 1915 regarding the death of James Evans “Mrs. John Evans, of the Wych, has recently received the following, in reference to the death in action of her brother-in-law, Pte. J. Evans, who has …

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Gloucestershire Echo 20 May 1915

Report in the Gloucestershire Echo 20 May 1915 regarding the death of John Turner Clough Hazledine “Second Lieut. John Turner Clough Hazledine, 4th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was killed in action on May 9, was the third son of the …

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Nantwich Guardian 9 April 1915

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 9th April 1915 regarding the death of John Roden “Soldier killed in action – the village of Wrenbury mourns the death of a gallant soldier in the person of Private John Roden, King’s Own Royal …

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The Scotsman 8 April 1915

Report in The Scotsman 8th April 1915 regarding the death of Herbert Wickstead Ethelston “THRONGED SERVICE AT KNIGHTSBRIDGE A service was held at St. Paul’s, Knightsbridge, at noon yesterday in memory of Lieutenant-Colonel L. R. Fisher-Rowe, Major P. W. Duderly, …

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Nantwich Guardian 26 March 1915

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 26th March 1915 regarding the death of Herbert Wickstead Ethelston “News has been received of the death in action at Neuve Chapelle of Lieut. Herbert Ethelston, of the Grenadier Guards. Lieut. Ethelston, who rejoined his …

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Chester Chronicle 20 March 1915

Report in the Chester Chronicle 20th March 1915 regarding the death of Herbert Wickstead Ethelston “It was announced on Thursday, and the news was received in Cheshire and Flintshire with deep regret, that Lieutenant Herbert Wicksted Ethelston, of the Grenadier …

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Cheshire Observer 20 March 1915

Report in the Cheshire Observer 20th March 1915 regarding the death of Herbert Wickstead Ethelston “”ALWAYS WANTED DANGEROUS JOBS” Yesterday (Friday) we were informed that the widow of Lieut. Herbert Ethelston of Wickstead Hall, had received a letter from a …

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Enlisted January 1915

Mechanical Transport Drivers – William John Dodsworth & John Henry Williams Horse Transport Transport Drivers – William A. Kilgarriff, Herbert Roberts, John Hayward, William Arthur Dawson, Alfred Fowles, George Fowles, Arthur Chidlow & Thomas Stockton

Bury Free Press 23 January 1915

Report in the Bury Free Press surmising that Lord Grosvenor had been taken prisoner “HOW LORD HUGH GROSVENOR WAS WOUNDED AND CAPTURED As there has been some difference in the accounts of how Lord Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Life Guards, was …

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Whitchurch Herald 9th January 1915

Telegram received by Mr Field “Lance Corporal J W Field 637, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action December 22nd. He was killed while holding on to his trench to the last, along with his commanding officer Lt. MacAndrews, who also …

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Chester Chronicle 14 November 1914

Report in the Chester Chronicle 14th November 1914 regarding the death of Hugh Handley Sandbach “CAPT. HUGH H. SANDBACH KILLED IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA The news of the week carries on its wing another of the sad stories of the …

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Nantwich Guardian 13 November 1914

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 13 November 1914 of the memorial Service for the late Lieutenant Charlton “A memorial service was held at St. Wenefrede’s Church, Bickley, on Saturday afternoon to Lieutenant St. John Alan Charlton, who was killed in …

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Nantwich Guardian 3 November 1914

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 3 November 1914 of the death of St John Alan Charlton “LIEUT. ST. JOHN CHARLTON KILLED. Mr. St. John Charlton, agent to the Marquess of Cholmondley, received the following wire from the War Office on …

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Nantwich Guardian 30 October 1914

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 30 October 1914 regarding the death of Thomas Henry Rivers Bulkeley “Capt. Thomas Henry Rivers Bulkeley, C.M.G., M.V.O. of the Scots Guards, who has been killed in action, was until recently Equerry to the Duke …

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The Scotsman 28 October 1914

Report in The Scotsman 28 October 1914 regarding the death of Thomas Henry Rivers Bulkeley “SCOTS GUARDS OFFICER KILLED: Captain Thomas Henry Rivers Bulkeley, C.M.G., M.V.O., Scots Guards (killed), was a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Bulkeley, C.B. Educated at Eton, he …

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Cheshire Observer 3 October 1914

Report in the Cheshire Observer giving an official list of names of the missing “It has for some weeks been surmised that in the early days of the War the Cheshires sustained very heavy losses, but not until to-day was …

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London Daily News 19 January 1905

Report in the London Daily News 19 January 1905 – “DISTRESSING ICE ACCIDENTS – BOYS’ FATAL RESCUE ATTEMPTS”; a record of the part Walter Maddox played in the attempted rescue of five children in what became known as The Bettisfield …

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