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 …


Joseph Bebbington

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

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


Malpas Memorial

  The memorial is outside St Oswald’s Church, Malpas. This is an ongoing project, information will be added to the website over the coming weeks and months. It is hoped that the people of Whitchurch, Shropshire and beyond will get …


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 …


Campaign Medals 2

The British War Medal (also known as ‘Squeak’) was a silver or bronze medal awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or entered service overseas between 5th August 1914 …


Whitchurch Memorial

War Memorial - Whitchurch, Shropshire

  I first started visiting the Battlefields, Cemeteries and Memorials of the Western Front some fifteen years ago. Three years ago I decided to research the names on the War Memorial in Station Road, that’s all they are names, carved …


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, …