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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Whitchurch Herald 21st September 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 21st September 1918 relating to the death of John Jackson “Killed in Action on the 21st August 1918, in France, Corporal John Jackson 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment, youngest son of Mr & Mrs Jackson, late …

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John Jackson

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

Personal Details Born in Marbury, Cheshire in 1889, the second son of Thomas and Jane Jackson. Husband of Martha (nee Gregory) Jackson of 29 St Mary’s Street, Whitchurch. John was a regular soldier serving with the 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment …

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