Geoffrey Mountain Lee

Personal Details Born: 10 October 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 19 November 1899 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of five children born to Leonard Lee, a chemist, and his wife Annie Elizabeth. He …

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John Speakman

Personal Details Born: 28 February 1895 in Steel, Wem, Shropshire Family: He was the third of six children born to Joseph Speakman, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Maria. He married Doris Crewe in 1921 in Hanmer Parish Church, Flintshire, …

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Thomas Henry Elsley

Personal Details Born: In 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to Thomas Elsley, a bricklayer, and his wife Sarah Ann. He was unmarried. Residence: In 1901 his family were living in Wrexham Road, …

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Benjamin Minshall Young

Personal Details Born: 30 December 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: His mother and father were John and Mary Ellen Young and he had six brothers and sisters Nellie, James, William, Irene, Doris and Gwendoline. He married Florence Benting in 1915 …

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Frank Oulton

Personal Details Born: 6 June 1893 in Preston, Lancashire. Family: He was the youngest of five children born to Thomas Nuttall Oulton, a farmer, and his wife Mary, nee Sheen. No definite marriage can be located for Frank. Residence:  In …

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George Gaughan

Personal Details Born: In 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: George was one of ten children born to Patrick Gaughan, a pedlar, and his wife Elizabeth (Ellen) nee Hughes. He married Bertha Cox, Quarter 4 1910 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together …

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William Jones

Personal Details Born: 20 January 1886 in Wellington, Shropshire. Family: He married Ellen Bates in 1906 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had five children – William Richard, Peter, Harriett E, Hilda and Mary J. Residence: In 1911 he lived …

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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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George Briggs

Personal Details Born:  9 May 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 25 June 1893 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch. Family:  He was one of five children born to John Briggs, a boot maker, and his wife Sarah Grace …

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George Frederick Barron

Personal Details Born: 24 August 1892 and baptised on 16 October 1892 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire          Family:  He was one of  five children born to George Barron, a coach builder, and his wife …

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Cyril Taylor

Personal Details Born: In Stroud, Gloucestershire in 1897. Family: He was the first child of Archibald and Annie Taylor of 21 St Mary’s Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Died: Date of death unknown. Other Information: His full name is Archibald John Cyril Taylor.  

Charles Jones

Personal Details Born: 1895. Civilian Occupation: Charles was a farm labourer before enlisting.       Military Details Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (previously Cheshire Regiment) Rank: Private Service Number: 61347 (previously 17727) Date of Enlistment: 2 November 1914 Date of Discharge: 21 …

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Bill Crewe

East Surrey

Personal Details Born: On the 5 October 1898. Family: The sixth child of Richard and Mary Jane Crewe of 5 Smallbrook Buildings, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Bill married Esther Dockerty (or Docherty) in 1921 and together they had 4 daughters – Irene, …

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Military Medal

Military Medal

The following Whitchurch men were recipients of the Military Medal : 59782 L./C. Charles Williams, Machine Gun Corps Whitchurch, Shropshire – 26 August 1918 192447 L./C. (A. /2nd Cpl.) T. Davies, Royal Engineers Whitchurch, Shropshire – 18 October 1918 57253 Pte. …

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William Purcell

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William George Purcell was born in Marbury, Cheshire in 1885 (baptised 2nd August 1885), the third son of Thomas and the late Hannah Purcell of Hollin lane, Marbury, Cheshire. Regiment : 52nd Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly Royal Welsh …

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Arthur Parry

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Born in Bronington, Flintshire, Wales in 1889, the third son of George and Mary Parry of School lane, Bronington, Flintshire, Wales. The 1911 Census shows Arthur as a farm labourer. Regiment : 10th Squadron Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), formerly 1574 …

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Wilfred Hopwood

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Born in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1898, the third son of Margaret Hopwood of 3 Lacon Street, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire and the late Thomas Hopwood. Regiment : 205th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly Monmouthshire Regiment (229558) Rank : Private Service …

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Percy Hall

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Born in Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1896, the eldest son of George and the late Emily Hall of 4 Churton’s Yard, Bark Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The 1911 Census shows Percy as an errand boy. Regiment : 199th Company Machine Gun Corps …

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John Ratcliffe

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Born in Burleydam, Cheshire in 1890, the eldest son of John and Charlotte Ratcliffe of Audlem, Cheshire. Husband of Elsie May Ratcliffe (nee Ellison) (married 18 May 1917) of Mucklestone Lodge, Oakley Park, Market Drayton, Shropshire and father to Doris …

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George Bate

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George William Bate was born in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1896, the third son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Bate of 8 Brades Lane, Prees, Shropshire. George’s brother, John Thomas, also lost his life in the Great War. Regiment : …

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Ernest Severn

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Born in Portmadoc, Carnarvon, Wales in 1882, the second son of Edward and Jane Severn of Combermere Abbey, Burleydam, Cheshire. Ernest was a gardener prior to enlisting. Regiment : 143rd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Rank : Private Service Number …

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