Herbert Roberts

Grenadier Guards

Personal Details Born: 14th November 1891 in Oswestry, Shropshire. Family: Herbert was the youngest, probably of four children, born to John and Elizabeth Roberts.  In 1920 he married Ethel Brereton at Nantwich, Cheshire. They went on to have seven children …

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Edward Harold Cooper

Grenadier Guards

Personal Details Born: 27 June 1894 and baptised July 18 the same year at St Alkmund’s parish church in Whitchurch. Family: Second son of Alfred and May Cooper. In 1916 Edward married Mary J Bedford in Whitchurch and together they …

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John Samuel Arrowsmith

Grenadier Guards

Personal Details Born: 3 February 1895 in Ash, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: Fifth of eight children born to William Arrowsmith, a timber salesman and his wife, Caroline Ellen. He married Lucy M Cranage in 1922 in Burton, Staffordshire, and together they …

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Charles Harold Porter

Grenadier Guards

Personal Details Born: 31 January 1897. Family: The third son of George Alfred and Margaret Ann Porter of 4 Egerton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Charles married Lizzie Eddies in 1924. Civilian Occupation: Prior to enlisting he was employed as a labourer; in 1939 he was a …

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Harry Thomas

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Born in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1899 (baptised 25th January 1899), the second son of Harry and Harriet Thomas of Hare Cottage, Prees Wood, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Regiment : 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards Rank : Private Service Number : 28943 Killed …

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Wilfred Venables

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Wilfred James Venables was born at Kempley Farm, Ightfield, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1897, the fourth son of the late James and the late Susannah Venables of the same address. Wilfred’s parents both died in 1910, and he and his three …

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William Graydon

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Born in Lisnaskea, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland in 1887, the eldest son of Catherine Graydon of 28 Ash Parva, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The 1911 Census shows him working as a general farm labourer. William’s brother Joseph died of heart failure at Prees …

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Herbert Ethelston

Herbert Wickstead Ethelston was born in Park Lane, London on 4th November 1881, the third son of the late Edmund Peel (formerly Ethelston) and the late Henrietta Margaret Peel of Bryn-y-Pys, Overton, Flintshire, Wales. Husband of Muriel Margaret Ethelston (nee …

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