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 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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Thomas Maddocks

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

Personal Details Born in Norbury, Cheshire in 1894 and living in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, the fifth son of Thomas Maddocks and the late Annie Maddocks of Mount Free Cottage, Tarporley Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The 1911 Census shows Thomas as an agricultural …

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William Maddocks

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

Personal Details Born in Norbury, Cheshire in September or October 1887, the second son of Thomas Maddocks and the late Annie Maddocks of Mount Farm Cottage, Tarporley Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. William was a labourer before enlisting in 1907. William’s three …

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