Frederick Moffatt Johnson

Personal Details Born: 15 April 1880 in Hanley, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire and baptised on 19 March 1895 in the Parish Church of Northwood, Hanley. Family: He was the second of three children born to William Thomas Johnson, a potter’s manager, and …


Walter Winfred Johnson

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 16 May 1883 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: The fourth child of John and Margaret Johnson of 18 Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. On 1 October 1911 Walter married Constance Louis Davenport and together they had 2 children – Walter and Brian. …


Malpas Memorial

  The memorial is outside St Oswald’s Church, Malpas. This is an ongoing project, information will be added to the website over the coming weeks and months. It is hoped that the people of Whitchurch, Shropshire and beyond will get …


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 …


John Johnson

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

Born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1879 (christened 2nd January 1880), the eldest son of William and Sarah Ann Johnson of Church Street, Malpas, Cheshire. Husband to Harriett Johnson (nee Roberts) (married 10th February 1913) of 8 Wrench’s Court, Tarvin Road, …