William Richard Harborne

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1873 in Balsall Heath, King’s Norton, Worcestershire. Family: He was the second of four children born to William Harborne, a fruiterer, and his wife Mary. He married Mabel Ethel Brelsford on 8 June 1902 in King’s …

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Arthur Sparkes

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 22 February 1898. Family: The first child of Edwin and Harriet Sparkes of 6 Alkington Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Arthur married Sarah O’Boyle in 1924. Civilian Occupation: He was employed as a groom prior to the war. In 1939 he was a …

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Robert Slawson

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 17 October 1880 Family: The third son of Thomas and Emma Slawson of Bevan’s Yard, Yardington, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1905 Robert married Annie Elizabeth Killigrew and together they had 3 children – William, Robert Samuel and Ruby. Civilian Occupation: He left school …

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Herbert Roberts

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 3 November 1887. Family: The fifth child of George and Elizabeth Roberts of 20 Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Herbert married Ethel Brereton in 1920. Civilian Occupation: He was employed as a postman and appears to have also had a part time …

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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: …

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Alfred James Woolley

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 28 February 1891. Family: The first son of James and Martha Woolley of High Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire. On 14 January 1914 he married Annie Ryder and was father to Peter. Residence: In 1911 he was living at 65 Price Street, …

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William Henry Jukes

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 20 September 1892 Family: The first child of George and Florence Mary Jukes of 30 Egerton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. William married Edith June Bartlett in June 1927. Civilian Occupation: When he enlisted in 1914 he indicated his occupation was a motor …

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Frederick Beardsall Black

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 1871 Family: The third son of William and Mary Black of Watergate Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Frederick married Rosina Harriet Matthews in 1892 and together they had 7 children – Elsie, Eleanor, Henry, John, Rowland, Winifred and Sybil. Residence: At …

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Frederick Adams

Royal Army Service Corps

Born: July 1876 Family: 5th Son of William and Elizabeth Adams of Heath Lane, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1905 Frederick married Alice Martha Barlow and together they had 4 children – Frank, George Frederick, Frederick and Mary. Civilian Job: At the age of 14 …

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Alfred James Woolley

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born 1891 Next of kin – Mrs Annie Woolley, Cemetery Lodge, Milebank, Whitchurch (wife) Civilian occupation – Motor Driver Military details Regiment : Royal Army Service Corps Rank : Private Service Number : M2/167596 10/12/1915 Enlisted with Royal …

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Enlisted January 1915

Mechanical Transport Drivers – William John Dodsworth & John Henry Williams Horse Transport Transport Drivers – William A. Kilgarriff, Herbert Roberts, John Hayward, William Arthur Dawson, Alfred Fowles, George Fowles, Arthur Chidlow & Thomas Stockton