William Newbrook

Personal Details Born: 17 September 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of seven surviving children born to Alfred Newbrook, a labourer, and his wife Sarah Ann, nee Lea. He married Edith Newbrook in 1921 in Whitchurch, Shropshire …


Cecil John Newbrook

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 16 February 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to John Newbrook, a fishmonger, and his wife Ellen. He married Edith Annie Mildred Millington in 1921 in Whitchurch. The couple had …


Ernest Edward Newbrook

Personal Details Born: 18 March 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of five children born to Edward Newbrook, a labourer, and his wife Catherine, nee Salmon. Ernest was a bachelor. Residence: In 1901 his family were living …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Whitchurch Herald 6th May 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 6th May 1916 on the death of Stanley Victor Newbrook Letter received by Mr & Mrs Newbrook; “It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you that your son Sgt. Stanley Newbrook, …


John Newbrook

Born in Whitchurch in 1892; the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Newbrook of 43 Yardington, Whitchurch. The 1911 Census details John’s occupation as being an assistant butcher and living at 43c Newtown Street, Whitchurch. John was working as an …