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 …


Nantwich Guardian 26 April 1918

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 26th April 1918 regarding the death of Alfred John Parker “News was received this week that Gunner Alfred John Parker, R.G.A., son of the late Mr. John Parker and Mrs. Parker, Pillory-street, Nantwich, has been …


Herbert Parker

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

Personal Details Born in Wilkesley, Cheshire in 1881 (baptised 20 September 1881), the second son of George and Elizabeth Parker of Ivy House, Wilkesley, Cheshire. Military Details Regiment : 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment Rank : Private Service Number : 26415 …