Jack Crewe

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 17 March 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 13 April the same year at St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was one of eleven children born to Richard Crewe, a bricklayer’s labourer, and his wife Mary …


George Crewe

Personal Details Born: 9 January 1890 and baptised on the 30 January 1890. Family: George was the fourth child of William and Ann Crewe of Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. George married Lizzie after emigrating to Canada. Civilian Occupation: He was employed as …


Dick Crewe

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 30 July 1894 Family: The fourth child of Richard and Mary Jane Crewe of 9 Smallbrook Buildings, Whitchurch, Shropshire. He married Lily E Lee in June 1919. Civilian Occupation: At the age of 16 he was a van boy …


Bill Crewe

East Surrey

Personal Details Born: On the 5 October 1898. Family: The sixth child of Richard and Mary Jane Crewe of 5 Smallbrook Buildings, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Bill married Esther Dockerty (or Docherty) in 1921 and together they had 4 daughters – Irene, …


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 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 …