Percy Day

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1877. Family: The second son of Charles and Rhoda Day of Newtown Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Percy married Elizabeth Jane Bills on 19 August 1901. Civilian Occupation: At the age of 14 Percy was a baker’s apprentice. In 1911 he was employed …


William Day

Personal Details Born: March 1865 Family: The eldest son of Edwin and Ann Day of Yardington Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. William married Emily Brookshaw on 15 December 1889. Residence: In 1891 William was living in Newton, Whitchurch. By 1901 he had moved back …


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 …