Francis Samuel Ward

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 25 February 1875 in Clerkenwell, London. Family: He was the nephew of William H Ward, a watch repairer and jeweller, and his wife Mary A; he had at least one sibling, Arthur J. He married Ada Elizabeth …

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Albert Charles Little

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 8 June 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 21 July 1895 at St Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the elder of two surviving children born to Albert Little, a clerk, and his wife Gertrude. He married …

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William John Minshall Young

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 6 April 1901 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the sixth of nine surviving children born to John Young, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary Ellen. He married Jane Reeves in 1937 in Whitchurch and together they …

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George Frederick Woodhall

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 4 March 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 24 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church Family: He was the second of six children born to George Woodhall, a carpenter, and his wife Mary. He married …

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John Williams

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 28 May 1873 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 27 June the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to Elias Williams, a domestic coachman, and his wife …

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William Cartwright Whalley

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 24 January 1886 in Bronington, Flintshire, Wales and baptised on 28 February the same year in Bronington Parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to Charles Smith Whalley, a carpenter, and his wife …

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Robert Thomas Talbott

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: Robert was born 2 September 1900 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to Harry Talbott, a canal wharf porter, and his wife Martha. He married Elsie Shard in 1929 in Whitchurch and …

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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 …

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Richard James Simister

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: In 1871 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. (His RAF service record indicates he was born on 16 October 1877, but the civil records register his birth in 4th quarter 1871) Family: He was the second of three children born …

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Harold Clifford Hesketh

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 28 April 1902 in Prees, Shropshire. Family: He was the son of Emily Hesketh who later married Josiah Huxley. Emily and Josiah had at least one other child. He married Sylvia Leila Harbourne on 23 June 1925 …

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John Willie Haycocks

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 25 March 1901 in Bronington, Flintshire, Wales and was baptised on 21 July the same year in Bronington Parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to Lloyd John Haycocks, a clay miner, and …

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Clement Henry James

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 18 January 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 4 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of six children born to George Giles James, a tailor, and his wife …

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Henry Allman Green

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 16 November 1875 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 12 December the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the third of seven children born to Charles Green, a carpenter and joiner, and his wife …

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George Henry Edge

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 18 January 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 1 March the same year in the United Reformed Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the only child of George Edge, a builder, and his wife Emily. He married …

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William Pritchard

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 22 September 1878 in Prees, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of four surviving children born to William Pritchard, a farm labourer, and his wife Anne, nee Arrowsmith. He married Mary Elizabeth Thomas on 15 September 1903 …

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John William Evison

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 28 December 1900 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the younger of two children born to John Evison, a builder’s carter, and his wife Clara Evison. He married Ivy M Matthews in 1934 in Pontypridd, Glamorganshire; no …

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George Edwin Elsley

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 31 October 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest child of William Elsley, a joiner, and his wife Edith Elizabeth. No marriage can be traced for George. Residence: In 1901 he lived at 5 Sherrymill Hill, …

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Vincent Moseley

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 26 August 1881 in Worcester, Worcestershire. Family: He was the second of five children born to Vincent Moseley, a boot repairer, and his wife Anne. He also had four half siblings from his mother’s first marriage. He …

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Harold Edwin Davies

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 9 July 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of seven children born to Edwin Davies, a clothier, and his wife Lucy Emma. He married Emily Christina Bradbury in 1919 in Whitchurch and together they …

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William Edgar Stockton

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 4 December 1897 in Marley Green, Cheshire and baptised 2 January 1898 in Marbury Parish Church, Cheshire. (Note that the date of birth declared on the 1939 Register was 26 October 1897) Family: He was the youngest …

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Percy Chidlow

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 6 June 1900 Family: The 1901 Census shows Percy as the nephew of Joseph Davies; the 1911 Census records him as Percy Davies living in the same household at the same address. It is probable that he …

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Clement Edge

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 21st May 1881 and baptised June 23rd at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury. Family: Second of six children born to Edwin and Ellen Edge. In 1907 Clement married Annie Haycocks at Whitchurch, Shropshire. Together they had three children, …

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Robert Arrowsmith

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 22 May 1900 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the tenth of eleven children born to Alfred Arrowsmith, an iron foundry labourer, and his wife Ellen Arrowsmith. He married Dorothy Cooke in 1922 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and …

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Thomas William Batho

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 29 August 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 3 December 1899 in Tilstock, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child born to George Booth Batho, a farmer, and his wife Mary Parsons Batho. He married May Elizabeth …

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John Butler Cooke

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 20 March 1883 in Ellesmere, Shropshire. Family: Eldest of four children born to Isaac and Harriet Cooke. In August 1915 he married Harriet Groom in Malpas, Cheshire; she had previously been his assistant in the draper’s shop. …

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George Basford

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born:  7 May 1890 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of seven children born to Joseph Basford, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary (nee Fowles). George married Ada Edwards in 1925 and together they had one …

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Henry Edward Caulfield

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 12 June 1875 in Stockport, Lancashire Family:  Second of eight children born to Edward and Annie. He married Margaret Crewe on 12 December 1900 at Leigh in Lancashire. Together they had 6 children Harry, John Norville, Charles, …

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Frank Williams

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 12 May 1891. Family: The first child of Thomas and Martha Williams of 122 Wrexham Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. He married Beatrice E James on the 2 October 1918 who was living at 126 Shawbury Road, Shawbury, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 he …

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George Wilkinson

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: In 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the fifth of seven children born to George Wilkinson, a butcher, and his wife Henrietta. No marriage can be confirmed for George. Residence: In 1901 and 1911 he was …

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John Wharton

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 27 August 1897. Family: The third child of George and Alice Wharton of 9 Hollins Lane, Tilstock, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: He was employed as a farm labourer prior to the war. Died:  Date of death is unknown. Military Details Regiment: Royal …

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Arthur Malcolm Venables

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 19 October 1897. Family: The fifth child of Samuel Hughes and Sarah Jane Venables of Glendale House, 34 Talbot Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Brother of Harry Venables who died of illness 15 November 1918 and is commemorated on the Whitchurch …

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Arthur Henry Reid

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 24 September 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: The fifth son of Henry and Elsie Reid of Park Street, Wellington, Shropshire. Arthur married Dora Sylvia Mary Meaton in 1915 and together they had 2 children – Doreen and Sheila. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 he …

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John Thomas Owen

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 4 December 1894. Family: The only son of Thomas Daniel and Martha Owen of 9 Egerton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. John married Margaret A Gibbons in 1926 and our research suggests they had a daughter, Margaret A. Civilian Occupation: He was employed …

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Alfred Edwin Robert Large

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 8 January 1889 Family: The second child of Robert and Mary Jane Large of Tushingham House, Tushingham, Cheshire. In 1916 Alfred married Nellie Steventon; our research suggests they had one daughter together – Dorothy M. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 he was …

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Peter Cecil Kelly

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 27 March 1892 Family: The second son of Robert Matthews and Kittie Kelly of Church Street, Ightfield, Shropshire. On the 24 July 1918 Peter married Rose Morris and together they had a son, Cecil. Civilian Occupation: On leaving school he became …

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John Cecil Humphreys

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 12 August 1891. Family: The son of Thomas and Eliza Humphreys of 11 Moreton Street, Prees, Shropshire. He married May Hall in 1912 and together they had a son, Sidney C; and possibly a further son, Harold G. Civilian Occupation: He …

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John Wilfrid Hayward

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 7 June 1891. Family: The first child of John and Elizabeth Hayward of 147 Alkington Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. John married Elsie E Thomas in July 1925 and together they had one child, Norman. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 John was …

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William Arthur Edwards

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 20 June 1898. Family: The third child of Robert David and Emily Edwards of Sandhurst, Wrexham Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire.   Military Details Regiment: Royal Air Force Rank: Mechanic Service Number: 253953 Date of Enlistment: 30 March 1918 Date of …

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Henry Willasey Downward

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: Henry was born on the 30 November 1877. Family: The third son of John and Alice Maria Downward of Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: Henry was employed as a bank cashier.  Residence: In 1901 he was living in Ladywood Rd, …

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Alfred Wragg

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Born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1883, the second son of William Wragg and the late Sarah Wragg of Church Street, Malpas, Cheshire. Husband to Sarah Ann Wragg (nee Walker) (married 24th December 1906) of 4 Arthur Street, Crewe, Cheshire and …

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