John Samuel Ridgway

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 6 March 1901 in Fauls, Prees, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of seven children born to William Ridgway, a farm labourer, and his wife Sarah. He married Alexandra M Banks in 1922 in Market Drayton, Shropshire …


Josiah Ernest Ridgway

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 7 April 1878 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.  Family: He was the youngest of five sons born to Josiah Ridgway, a clockmaker, and Ann his wife. In 1912 Josiah married Ada Brown in Whitchurch and the following year their …


William Ridgway

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 1893. Family: William was brought up by the Gilbert family of Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: He was a farm labourer. Died: His date of death is unknown. Other Information: His next of kin was his brother John.   Military Details Regiment: …


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 …


Whitchurch Herald 27th April 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 27th April 1918 regarding the death of Robert Hales Ridgway “Mr & Mrs Ridgway of Worthington Street have been informed that their son Robert Hales (Bert) Ridgway, Liverpool Scottish Regiment, has been killed in action …