Joseph Davies

Personal Details Born:   Around 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 8 February 1892 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family:   He was the youngest of 8 children born to Joseph Davies and his wife Elizabeth. No definite marriage can be …

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Frederick John Davies

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born:   Not known Family:   Not known Residence:   The 1919 Spring Absent Voters’ List for Whitchurch gave Frederick`s address as 18 Sherrymill Hill, Whitchurch. Employment:   Not known Died:   Not known Military Details Regiment:   Royal Field Artillery Rank:   Staff Sergeant, …

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Herbert John Davies

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   Quarter 1 1884 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 6 February 1884 at St. Alkmund`s Church, Whitchurch. Family:   He was the fourth of five children born to John Davies , a gardener, and his wife Hannah. He …

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John Davies

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born:   11 October 1869 at Wattlesborough Heath, Westbury, Shropshire. Family:   He was the first of 3 children born to Henry Davies, a carpenter and joiner, and his wife Margaret, nee Powell. His siblings were Margaret and Mary. No …

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John Caulcott Davies

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 9 January 1896 Family: He was the third son of Edward and Emily Davies of Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, Shropshire. John married Edith Mary Hay in June 1922 and together they had 3 children – Peter, Jean and Betty. …

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George Alec Davies

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 29 September 1893 Family: The only son of John and Sarah Davies of 9 Brooklands, Chester Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1919 George married Harriet Elizabeth Brown and together they had 4 children – Richard Eric, Maisie M, Derrick …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Military Medal

Military Medal

The following Whitchurch men were recipients of the Military Medal : 59782 L./C. Charles Williams, Machine Gun Corps Whitchurch, Shropshire – 26 August 1918 192447 L./C. (A. /2nd Cpl.) T. Davies, Royal Engineers Whitchurch, Shropshire – 18 October 1918 57253 Pte. …

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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 …

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Alfred Davies

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Born in Threapwood, Malpas, Cheshire in 1888 (baptised 2nd January 1889), the eldest son of Henry and Annie Davies of Threapwood, Malpas, Cheshire. The 1911 Census shows Alfred as a farm labourer. Regiment : 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment Rank : Private …

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David Davies

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Born in Cuddington Heath, Malpas, Cheshire in 1888 or early 1889 (baptised 23rd January 1889), the third son of Joseph and Mary Davies of Cuddington Heath, Malpas, Cheshire. David’s trade on enlisting was a waggoner. David joined up with a …

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Leonard Davies

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Leonard William Davies was born in Stanney, Cheshire in 1880, the eldest son of Richard and Ann Davies of Old Fold, Vale Road, Whitby, Cheshire. The 1911 Census shows Leonard as a farm labourer. Leonard’s maternal grandparents and his mother …

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Edward Davies

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Edward George Davies was born in Grindley Brook, near Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1891, the eldest son of Edward and Emily Davies of Chester Road, Tushingham, near Whitchurch, Shropshire. The 1911 Census shows Edward as a joiner. Edward’s younger brother, William …

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Harry Davies

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Born in Chester Road, Whitchurch in 1881 the third son of John and Hannah Davies. Harry worked as a groom in Cheshire, before enlisting at Birkenhead, Cheshire in 1915. Regiment : 8th (Service) Battalion Cheshire Regiment Rank : Private Service …

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