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 Herald 21st October 1916

Letter in the Whitchurch Herald 21st October 1916 received by Mrs Jones regarding the death of her husband, Joseph Jones. “Dear Madam, As the Chaplain attached to the 3rd Worcester Regiment, it is with deepest regret and sympathy that I …

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Whitchurch Herald 15th July 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 15th July 1916 on the death of George Frederick Jones Letter received by Mr & Mrs Jones; “It’s with deepest regret that I write this letter to inform you of the death of your son, …

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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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Owen Jones

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

Personal Details Born in Llanfair-is-Gaer, Port Dinorwic, Caernarvonshire, Wales in 1897, the eldest son of Captain William and Mrs Margaret E Jones of 6 Velinheli Terrace, Port Dinorwic. Caernarvonshire, Wales. Owen was working at Lloyds Bank in Whitchurch, living in …

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Chester Chronicle 6 April 1918

Report in the Chester Chronicle 6th April 1918 regarding the death of John Thomas Jones “News was received from the War Office on Saturday that Captain John T. Jones had ‘died on March 28th, information to follow.’ The fact that …

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Chester Chronicle 30 December 1916

Report in the Chester Chronicle 30 December 1916 of the military wedding of John Thomas Jones and Lydia Ann Houghton “On Thursday a quiet wedding was solemnised at the Primitive Methodist Church, Ellesmere Port, the contracting parties being Captain and …

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George Jones

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

Personal Details George Frederick Jones was born on Catteralls Lane, Whitchurch in 1894. George was the fourth son of Samuel and Kate Jones of 2 Smithy Cottages, Broughall, Whitchurch. Military Details Regiment : 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion Cheshire Regiment (Earl of …

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