Noel Jack Roles

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 30 September 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was one of seven children born to Peter Roles, a general labourer, and his wife Jane, nee Hunt. He married Annie Elizabeth Wright in April 1929 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The …


Arthur Roles

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 17 July 1887 (baptised 3 August 1887). Family: The third child of Peter and Jane Roles of Castle Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: He was a bricklayer’s labourer when he joined the Army on 22 February 1904 and became a …


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 …