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 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

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

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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