Charles Thomas Heycocks

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 7 October 1882 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 27 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. He was also known by the name Haycocks. Family: He was the third of six children born to …


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 June 1915

Report in the Whitchurch Herald June 1915 on the death of John Heycocks “Private John Heycocks son of Mrs Heycocks of Broughall has been reported missing since the 25th May 1915. He joined Kitchener’s Army at the first call for …