Frank Field

Personal Details Born:   26 August 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 16 September 1896 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family:  He was the youngest of nine children born to John Matthew Field, a joiner, and his wife Eliza, nee …


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 …


Despatch from Field Marshall Sir John French

“Lance Corporal John William Field, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders is recommended for Gallant and Distinguished Service in the field.” Despatch from Field Marshall Sir John French Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) France 1914

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 …


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 9th January 1915

Telegram received by Mr Field “Lance Corporal J W Field 637, 1st Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action December 22nd. He was killed while holding on to his trench to the last, along with his commanding officer Lt. MacAndrews, who also …