Herbert Dodd

Personal Details Born: In 1888 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 21 June the same year in the Congregational Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fifth of eight children born to George Dodd, a builder, and his wife Mary Jane. …


Alfred George Dodd

Lancashire Fusiliers

Personal Details Born:   Alfred was born Quarter 4 1882, Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 6 November 1882 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family:   He was the first of six children born to John Dodd, a bricklayer, and his wife Anne. …


Clement Dodd

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:  In 1896 in Bradley, Cheshire. Family:   He was the youngest of three sons born to Thomas Dodd, a waggoner, and his wife Ann. His brothers were William and Harry. No marriage can be found for him. Residence: …


Edwin Dodd

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: July 1896 Family: The third son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dodd of Penfold, Goblins Lane, Whixall, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: At the outbreak of war he was employed as a labourer/tractor engineer. Military Details Regiment: Labour Corps Rank: Private Service …


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 …