Malpas Memorial

  The memorial is outside St Oswald’s Church, Malpas. This is an ongoing project, information will be added to the website over the coming weeks and months. It is hoped that the people of Whitchurch, Shropshire and beyond will get …


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 3

The 1914 Star (also known as ‘Pip’) was authorised under Special Army Order no. 350 in November 1917 and by an Admiralty Fleet Order in 1918, for award to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who …


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 6 June 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 6th June 1916 regarding the death of John Evans “It is with deep sympathy for the widow and four children left at the Higher Wych that we announce the death of that fine soldier, No …


Whitchurch Herald 29 May 1915

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 29th May 1915 regarding the death of James Evans “Mrs. John Evans, of the Wych, has recently received the following, in reference to the death in action of her brother-in-law, Pte. J. Evans, who has …


James Evans

The Great War History Hub Whitchurch, shropshire - War dead missing image

Born in Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales in 1886, the second son of the late Thomas Evans and Ruth Evans of Island Green Cottage, Wrexham, Wales. James enlisted on 27th October 1905, serving at home and in India and Burma before being …