Thomas Woodhall

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 21 January 1881 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 3 April the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church. Family: He was the youngest of seven children born to Charles Woodhall, a carpenter, and his wife Eliza. He married …

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George John Pond

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 1858 in Narford, Swaffham, Norfolk, and baptised on 16 April 1858 in Narford Parish Church. Family: He was the youngest of three children of George Pond, a gamekeeper, and his wife Jane. He married Martha Harriet Hopkins …

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Harry Holding

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 7 July 1876 in Pitchford, Wem, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to Thomas Holding, a baker, and his wife Emily (the baptism record identifies her as Mary Anne). He married Sarah Ann …

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Walter Evans

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised with his twin brother Charles on 2 November 1886 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the third of six surviving children born to George Evans, a milk dealer, …

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Arthur Edwin Taylor

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 31 May 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 14 June 1876 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the sixth of nine children born to Charles Taylor, a grocer, and his wife Catherine. He married …

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Frederick Moore

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 29 September 1872 in Prees, Shropshire. He was also known as Frederic Moores. Family: He was the grandson of Sarah Moore. He married Florence Gribbin on 19 October 1901 in Prestwich, Lancashire and together they had four …

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Moses Stanworth

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 8 May 1883 in Wellington, Shropshire and baptised 27 June 1883 at St. George`s Parish Church, Wellington.  Family:  He was the only son of John Stanworth, an iron worker and his wife Mary Jane, nee Rosson. His …

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William Evans

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1878 in Burleydam, Cheshire. Family: He was the fifth of six children born to Peter Evans, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Ann. He married Pamela Felton in 1898 in Market Drayton, Shropshire and together they …

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John Gardner

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 22 March 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of four children born to Thomas Gardner, a stud groom, and his wife Annie. He married Alice Mildred Owens on 17 November 1907 in St. Philemon’s …

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Ernest Ouseley

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:  In 1880 in Lower Heath, Shropshire. Family: He was the son of George Ouseley, a bricklayer`s labourer, and his wife Sarah. He married Eva Penk in 1902 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had four children, Gordon, George James, …

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Charles Jackson

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:  In 1876 or 1877 in Malpas, Cheshire and baptised on 8 April 1877 in St Oswald’s Church, Malpas. Family: He was the son of Jane Jackson. He married Mary Elizabeth Jones on 9 September 1915 in Oswestry, …

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Benjamin Piercy

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1873 in Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales. Family: He was the fourth of seven children born to George Piercy, a rail traffic foreman, and his wife Ann J. He married Florence Emily Salter in 1893 in Chester and …

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Henry Barratt Pidduck

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 3 November 1894 in Sale, Cheshire. Family: He was the eldest of six children born to James Cresswell Pidduck, a cattle food agent and paper merchant, and his wife Polly. He married Elma Helen between 1921 and …

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Rowland McIlwaine

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 9 November 1891 in Drumgavlin, Co Down, Ireland. Family: He was the youngest of four children of John Alexander McIlwaine, a domestic servant, and his wife Marianne. It is possible that he had more siblings; we cannot …

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Albert Edge

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:  3 February 1889 and baptised 6 March at St Alkmund’s Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fifth of six children born to Edward and Ellen Edge. In 1915 he married Phoebe Ashley in Whitchurch and together they …

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Ernest Gosnay

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:    15 January 1878 in Wakefield, Yorkshire and was baptised 17 March 1878 at All Saints Parish Church, Wakefield. Family:    He was one of 5 children born to Thomas Gosnay, a pawnbroker, and his wife Mary Ann. No …

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Thomas Knight Farr

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   7 July 1893 and baptised 14 July 1893 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:   He was the second of five children born to William Farr, a labourer, and his wife Sarah  Jane, nee Hancock. He …

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George Lambert Francis

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   11 April 1899 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire and baptised 25 June 1899 at Chelmarsh Parish Church. Family:   He was the fourth of five children born to George Edward Francis and his wife Henrietta, nee Beach. No marriage can …

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Charles Alfred Brayn

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   31 May 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:   He was the second of seven children born to Thomas Ernest Brayn and his wife Sarah Ann. He married Winifred Thorpe Quarter 2 1919, in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had one …

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Ernest Drury

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   Ernest and his twin brother, Frederick, were born 26 August 1886 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire and baptised at St. Paul`s Parish Church, Burton upon Trent on 10 October 1886. Family:  He was one of three children …

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Herbert John Davies

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   Quarter 1 1884 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 6 February 1884 at St. Alkmund`s Church, Whitchurch. Family:   He was the fourth of five children born to John Davies , a gardener, and his wife Hannah. He …

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Wilfred Brayn

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: Wilfred`s birth was registered Quarter 2 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. However on the 1939 Register his date of birth is 25 April 1895. Family: He was the eldest of seven children born to Thomas Ernest Brayn, an …

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Arthur Brown

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:  24 April 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 13 May 1887 in St. Alkmund`s Parish Church. Family:   He was the second of seven children born to James Brown, a labourer in an iron-foundry, and his wife Anne. …

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Wilfred Bennion

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:   29th April 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 24th May 1893 at St. Alkmund`s  Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  He was the eldest of 9 children born to Robert Bennion, a labourer, and his wife …

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William Blencowe

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born:  29 May 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  He was the eldest child of Charles Leonard Blencowe, a baker, and his wife Margaret Winifred, nee O’Hara. His siblings were Catherine, Albert, Charles, Frank, Percy, George and Harry. William …

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George Thomas

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 3 March 1876. Family: The first child of Morris and Fanny Thomas of 13 Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. He married Bertha Penn on 31 July 1915 and together they had 2 children – Brian and Wilfred. Employment: At the age of …

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Charles Alfred Cheshire

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: Born 4 May and baptised 14 June 1877 at St Alkmund’s Church in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: Fifth of ten children born to Alfred and Emma Cheshire. Married Mary Ann Jones in 1898 at Hengoed, Oswestry, Shropshire. Together …

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Frederick John Woollam

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: January 1888. Family: The second son of John and Mary Woollam of 32 Westleigh House, Talbot Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In December 1912 he married Sara Emma Mary Eaglesfield at West Bromwich and together they had one child, Eric. Civilian …

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John Powell

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 19 April 1893. Family: The third son of Benjamin Blythe & Martha Powell of 23 Egerton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. John married Nellie Evelyn Baker in 1920 and together they had 2 children – Dorothy and George. Residence: In 1911 he had …

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Bernard O’Hara

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 1878. Family: The eighth child of William and Bridget O’Hara of Venables Yard, High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Bernard married Evelyn D’Souza on 29 October 1908 in Madras, India whilst he was serving there. Civilian Occupation: He was a labourer when he …

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Ernest Edward Nye

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 7 April 1882 Family: The third child of John Henry & Eliza Nye of Bargates, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Ernest married Elizabeth Cairns on the 9 July 1905 and together they had 4 children – Ernest Edward, Beatrice, Elizabeth & Arthur William. Residence: …

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Frank Lewis

Manchester Regiment

Personal Details Born: 29 November 1898. Family: The second son of Samuel and Jane Lewis of The Bell Inn, Tushingham, Cheshire. Civilian Occupation: He was a gardener. Residence: In 1939 he was living in a bungalow near Pearl Farm, Tushingham, Cheshire …

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Charles Hayward

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 12 January 1893 in Adderley, Shropshire. Family: The second son of Samuel and Ann Hayward of Blackwaters, Eccleshall, Staffordshire. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 Charles was working as a waggoner on a farm. Five years later his occupation was …

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Edwin Dodd

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: July 1896 Family: The third son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dodd of Penfold, Goblins Lane, Whixall, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: At the outbreak of war he was employed as a labourer/tractor engineer. Military Details Regiment: Labour Corps Rank: Private Service …

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John Crump

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 1885 Family: The second son of George and Mary Crump of 12 Castle Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: Prior to enlisting John worked as a bricklayer’s labourer. Other Information: John appears to have suffered with very poor eyesight. Military Details …

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Joseph Chesters

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: Woodhouses, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1879. Family: The son of Joseph and Elizabeth Chesters of Grange Farm, Wirswall, Whitchurch, Shropshire. We believe Joseph had a sister named Eliza born in 1860 and may have been adopted. Civilian Occupation: He …

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William Beddow

Labour Corps

Born: July 1897 Family: The third child of Thomas and Henrietta Beddow of 8 St John Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. William married Edith and together they had a son Geoffrey. Residence: When William was demobilised in 1919 he indicated his address as 11 …

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William Robert Bennion

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 26 September 1876 Family: Son of Margaret Bennion. William married Elizabeth Humphreys on the 23 February 1896 and together they had 7 children – William, Elizabeth, Margaret, Florence, Emily, Samuel and Gwendoline. Civilian Occupation: Builder’s labourer. Residence: On leaving the …

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William R. Bennion

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born 1874 Next of kin – Mrs Elizabeth Bennion (wife), 1 Sherrymill Hill, Whitchurch Civilian occupation – Builder’s labourer Military Details Regiment : King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, Labour Corps Rank : Corporal, Private Service Number : 11691, 42444 …

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Frank Hewitt

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Frank G Hewitt, born in Norbury, Cheshire in 1894, the second son of Thomas and Jane Hewitt of Norbury Common, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Regiment : 514th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps Rank : Private Service Number : 459494 Likely died from illness; …

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