John Dawson

Grenadier Guards

Personal Details Born: In 1877 in Barnstaple, Devon and baptised 4 November 1877 in Georgeham Parish Church, Devon. Family: He was the fifth of eight children born to Edward Ellis Dawson, a policemen, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Frances …


Joseph William Dawson

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 7 January 1894. Joseph was baptised on the 3 February 1894. Family: The first son of Herbert and Agnes Maude Dawson of 16 Station Road Whitchurch, Shropshire. In September 1928 Joseph married May Victoria Stunt and together they had …


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 …


Whitchurch Herald 14th November 1918

Memorial for Herbert Arthur Dawson in the Whitchurch Herald 14th November 1918 “In Memory; In sacred remembrance of Herbert Arthur (Bertie) second son and dearly beloved son, of Mr & Mrs Dawson of Station Road, Whitchurch He was killed whilst …


Enlisted January 1915

Mechanical Transport Drivers – William John Dodsworth & John Henry Williams Horse Transport Transport Drivers – William A. Kilgarriff, Herbert Roberts, John Hayward, William Arthur Dawson, Alfred Fowles, George Fowles, Arthur Chidlow & Thomas Stockton