Ernest Phillips

Personal Details Born: 26 October 1884 in Gredington, Flintshire, Wales. Family: Military records for an Ernest Phillips (4147 King’s Shropshire Light Infantry) identify an address of 10 Dodington, Whitchurch at which a Phillips family were living in 1891 and 1901; …


William Thomas Phillips

Personal Details Born: 11 May 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 10 December the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church. Family: He was the third of ten children born to John Phillips, a general labourer, and his wife Annie. …


Wilfred George Phillips

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 26 August 1889 in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. Family: He was the youngest of three children born to George Phillips, a head gardener, and his wife Annie. He married Emily Eaton in Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1930; we cannot …


Sydney Phillips

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 9 January 1888. Family: The first child of George and Mary Phillips of Field House, Wigland, Cheshire. Civilian Occupation: Domestic gardener Residence: In 1939 he lived at The Bothy, Blithfield Gardens, Rugeley, Staffordshire. Died: On 28 January 1956 aged 68.   Other …


Malpas Memorial

  The memorial is outside St Oswald’s Church, Malpas. This is an ongoing project, information will be added to the website over the coming weeks and months. It is hoped that the people of Whitchurch, Shropshire and beyond will get …


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 …


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 …


Liverpool Daily Post 21 July 1916

Report in the Liverpool Daily Post 21st July 1916 regarding the death of Arthur Phillips “Inspector A. Phillips, a well-known police officer in the New Brighton district for several years, has been killed. He was thirty-five years of age and …