George Haycocks

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: In April 1898. Family: The sixth child of Thomas Henry and Mary Haycocks of 8 Smallbrook Buildings, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: Prior to the war he worked as a baker and van driver.   Other Information: Brother to John …


Ernest Haycocks

Personal Details Born: 30 April 1896 or 1897. Family: The third child of Alfred and Mary Haycocks of 12 Brownlow Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Ernest married Jessie L Groom in 1935 and together they had 2 children – William J and Susan …


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 …