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 …


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 …


Henry Arrowsmith

King's Liverpool Regiment

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


James Arrowsmith

Royal Field Artillery

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


Campaign Medals 3

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