John Francis

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 25 December 1884 in Ightfield, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to John Francis, a coachman and his wife Sarah. No marriage can be found for him. Residence: In 1891 he and his …


George Lambert Francis

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   11 April 1899 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire and baptised 25 June 1899 at Chelmarsh Parish Church. Family:   He was the fourth of five children born to George Edward Francis and his wife Henrietta, nee Beach. No marriage can …


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 …