Thomas Edwards

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 3 April 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 17 April 1896 in St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was one of six surviving children born to Arthur Edwards, a railway platelayer and his wife, Harriet. He …

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John Edwards

Personal Details Born: 4 December 1883 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 19 December 1883 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was one of six surviving children born to Arthur Edwards, a railway labourer and his wife Harriet. No …

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Jack Edge

Personal Details Born: 15 January 1892 in Marbury, Cheshire and baptised 1 May the same year in Marbury Parish Church. He was also known as Jack Edwards. Family: He was the second of eight children born to John Edge, a …

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Robert Percy Edwards

Royal Army Medical Corps

Personal Details Born: 6 October 1888 in Nantwich, Cheshire. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to Robert David Edwards, a grocer, and his wife Emily. He married Jessie Maud Mary Puttick in 1924 in Reading, Berkshire and …

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Thomas Edwards

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 15 November 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of six children born to James Edwards, a joiner, and his wife Mary Ann. He married Florence Muriel Richards in 1920 in Whitchurch and together they …

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John Edwards

Personal Details Born: In 1887 in Oswestry, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of nine children born to Evan Edwards, a brick works foreman, and his wife Sarah. No marriage can be traced for John. Residence: In 1901 the family were …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: …

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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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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 …

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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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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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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