Josiah Huxley

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: In 1869 in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 31 October the same year in Prees Parish Church. Family: He was the second son of Elizabeth Huxley. He married Emily Hurlston Hesketh in 1908 in Whitchurch, Shropshire …


John Brereton Huxley

Royal Flying Corps

Personal Details Born: 1 July 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: The third child of John Brereton and Ethel Huxley of 20 Station Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: In 1939 he was working as an Agricultural Tractor Dealer and Air Ministry Contractor. Residence: In …


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 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 …


Ernest Huxley

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

Ernest John Huxley was born in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1895 (baptised 21st November 1895), the second son of John Henry and Sarah Ann Huxley of 17 Whitchurch Road, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire. No marriage can be traced for Ernest.