John James Burrows

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 1882 in Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Family: He was the second of five children born to James Burrows, a miner and his wife Mary, nee Preston. His father died in 1889 and his mother married Joseph Farr in …


St Alkmund’s Church Memorial

St Alkmunds Memorial

    St Alkmund’s Church is at the top of Bargate, Whitchurch, next to the site of the original Whitchurch Grammar School. At the west end of the Church is a triptych form war memorial with a central panel of …


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 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 …


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 …