Greek Military Cross

The War Cross (Greek: Πολεμικός Σταυρός) is a military decoration of Greece, awarded for heroism in wartime to both Greeks and foreign allies. There have been three versions of the cross, the 1917 version covering World War I, the 1940 …


John Crump

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 1885 Family: The second son of George and Mary Crump of 12 Castle Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: Prior to enlisting John worked as a bricklayer’s labourer. Other Information: John appears to have suffered with very poor eyesight. Military Details …


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 …


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 …


James Crump

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

Born in Hayles Yard, Green End, Whitchurch in 1900, the eldest son of James and Louisa Crump of Castle Hill, Whitchurch. James’ father died in 1902, his mother married Richard Pace, and they lived at 3a, Castle Hill, Whitchurch. Regiment …


Charles Crump

Charles Crump was born in Hampton Heath, Cheshire in 1895. He was the eldest son of Charles and Mary Crump of Bradley Green, Tarporley Road, Whitchurch. Charles was working as a Farm Labourer when he enlisted at Whitchurch in December …