Robert Charles Hales

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 9 August 1895. Family: The third son of James Lee and Elizabeth Ann Hales of 28 Belton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Robert married Kate Minay in 1918. Civilian Occupation: He was employed as a boot shop assistant. In 1939, he …


John Vincent Walter Hales

Personal Details Born: 4 August 1888. Family: The third child of Walter and Sarah Emily Hales of Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, Shropshire. John married Ada Chesters in 1915 and together they had 6 children – Harold, Edith, Frances, Nora, Kathleen and Lilian. Civilian …


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 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 Herald 19th August 1916

Letter in the Whitchurch Herald 19th August 1916 received by Mr and Mrs Hales regarding the death of their son, George Albert Hales “George Hales had been in the trenches for three months when he was admitted to No 18 …


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 …