Edwin Davies Rogers

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 28 March 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 2 June 1886 at St Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fifth of nine children born to Richard Rogers, an engineer and his wife Frances. He …


Thomas William Rogers

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 20 October 1888, birth registered in Whitchurch. Family: Third of nine children born to Richard and Fanny Rogers. In late 1916 Thomas married Winifred Challoner in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had four children, Dorothy H, Winifred …


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 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 …