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 …


Whitchurch Herald 16th August 1919

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 16th August 1919 relating to Arthur Hughes “Official news has been received by Mr and Mrs Hughes that their son Arthur, of the King’s Royal Rifles, reported missing since March 21st 1918, now reported killed …


Whitchurch Herald 17th May 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 17th May 1918 relating to Arthur Hughes “Mr & Mrs Hughes, of 39 Claypit Street youngest son Rifleman Arthur Hughes of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps is still missing after a big battle on March …


Harry Hughes

The Great War History Hub Whitchurch, shropshire - War dead missing image

Born in Swinton, Lancashire in 1889, the fifth son of the late William Hughes and Hannah Hughes of The Hollies, Stone House, Lower Heath, Wem, Shropshire. Regiment : 2nd/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers Rank : Private Service Number : 3647 Killed …