Thomas Edwin Cliff

Lancashire Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 29 September 1899 Family: Second of six surviving children born to George and Fanny Cliff. Towards the end of 1931 Thomas married Elsie Williams in Ellesmere, Shropshire. Together they had one child, born in 1940; Thomas G. …


John Cliff

Royal Engineers Monmouthshire

Personal Details Born: 12 December 1885 Family: The first child of Joseph and Mary Ann Cliff of Heath Lane, Whitchurch, Shropshire. John married Alice Williams on the 3 February 1911 and together they had one son, John born 12 July 1923. …


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 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 …


Walter Cliff

The Great War History Hub Whitchurch, shropshire - War dead missing image

Walter Edward Cliff was born in Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1890 (baptised 5 September 1890), the son of Mary Cliff of Holywell House, Faddiley, Nantwich, Cheshire and the grandson of Sarah Cliff and the late Thomas Cliff of Swanna …