William Arthur Edwards

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 20 June 1898. Family: The third child of Robert David and Emily Edwards of Sandhurst, Wrexham Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire.   Military Details Regiment: Royal Air Force Rank: Mechanic Service Number: 253953 Date of Enlistment: 30 March 1918 Date of …


Walter Edwards

Royal Army Medical Corps

Personal Details Born: 15 April 1896. Family: The seventh child of Evan and Sarah Edwards. When Walter was baptised on 26 April 1896 the family were living at Fenn’s Bank Brick & Tile Works, Bronington, Flintshire. The 1901 Census shows them living …


James Edwards

Personal Details Born: 10 September 1887 Family: The fifth child of James and Hannah Edwards of Whitchurch Road, Prees, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: He was a farm waggoner prior to enlisting for 12 years. Military Details Regiment: Royal Navy Rank: Stoker Service Number: …


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 …


Silver War Badge

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the …


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 …


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