Samuel Groome

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 19 February 1877 and baptised at All Saints Parish Church, Clive, Shropshire on 1 April 1877. Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to John Groome and his wife Elizabeth, nee Lawley. He married Maria Shingley on …

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John Cliff

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 12 December 1885 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family:  The first child of Joseph Cliff, a general labourer, and his wife Mary Ann Cliff. He married Alice Williams on the 3 February 1911 and together they had one child …

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Harold Challinor

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 25 February 1896 and baptised 20 May 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the seventh of eight children born to Thomas Challinor, a house painter, and his wife Mary Challinor. Residence: In 1901 the family were …

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Arthur Brough

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born:  22 July 1896 Family:  Arthur married Gladys Theodora Clutton Quarter 4 1923 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They had one son, Gerald William, born 1932 in Hendon, Middlesex. Residence:  At the time of the 1919 Autumn Absent Voter List …

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Arthur Balfour Chubb

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: February 1889 in Whitchurch and baptised on 29 March the same year. Family: Sixth of eleven children born to Thomas T and Eliza Chubb. Arthur does not appear to have married. Residence: According to the census returns …

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Stephen Batho

Lancashire Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 22 July 1886 at Alkington, Shropshire and baptised on 1 September 1886 at the United Reformed Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child of Stephen Batho, a farmer, and his wife Elizabeth (Betsy), nee Davenport. His …

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Walter James Bennion

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born:  29 May 1891 in Weobley, Herefordshire. Family:  He was the second of five children born to William Bennion, a Primitive Methodist Minister, and his wife Kate (nee Gwillim). He had an older sister, Kathleen, and a younger …

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John Thomas Boaz

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: John was born in Nantwich, Cheshire on the 8 February 1884, but not baptised until the 3 February 1893 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was one of  eight children born to Samuel Boaz, …

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John Ernest Challinor

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: Baptised 13 Oct 1886 at St Alkmunds Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. His surname was sometimes spelt Challenor. Family: Eldest of the seven children of John and Jane Challinor. In 1919 John married Florence Windsor in Whitchurch, Shropshire and …

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George Gilbert Wyatt

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 12 August 1895. Family: The sixth child of William and Marion Wyatt of 19 Heath Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1924 he married Agnes Darlington and together they had 2 children – Roland D and Marion E. Residence: In 1939 the …

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John Reginald Welch

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: Born in Newton by Chester on 16 September 1893. Family: The second son of William and Margaret Welch of 12 Chemistry Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. On the 10 April 1915 he married Margaret Ann Jones and was father to Cecil, Violet, …

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Oliver Welch

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 23 November 1888. Family: The third child of Thomas and Sarah Welch of House Farm Yard, Cholmondeley Woods, Cholmondeley, Cheshire. He married Gladys E Tarrant in 1919 and was father to Reece W and Vanda M (shown as Pamela M …

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Arthur Leonard Thomas

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 4 December 1882. Family: He was the second son of Peter and Eleanor Thomas of 11 Watergate Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. On 1 September he married Myra Williams Butterworth of Rochdale, Lancashire who died on 10 November 1918. Arthur and Myra had …

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Frank Tew

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: In April 1880. Family: He was the seventh child of John and Sarah Tew of Old Workhouse, Burleydam, Cheshire. He married Bertha Walker Hartwig on the 26 December 1910 and was father to Jack and Margaret. Civilian Occupation: He was working …

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Joseph Henry Smith

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 1884 Family: The third child of Joseph and Emma Smith of Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Joseph married Martha Jane Wainwright in 1903 and together they had 6 children – Martha, Annie, Joseph, Emma, Mary and Thomas. Civilian Occupation: He was a …

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Thomas Pritchard

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: September 1872. Family: The third child of William and Martha Pritchard of Wrexham Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Thomas married Sarah Crump on the 16 September 1894 and together they had 9 children – Lizzie, William, Herbert, Ethel, Nellie, Clara Annie, Ernest, Alice …

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John Robert Pennell

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 24 August 1893. Family: The third child of John and Frances Pennell of Lock House, Canal, Marbury, Whitchurch, Cheshire. John married Gertrude Allman in December 1920 and our research suggests they had 2 children together – John and Robert. Civilian …

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Harry Morris

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: September 1892 Children: The second child of Harry and Jane Morris of 13 Newtown Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 Harry was working as a farm labourer in Tybroughton, Flintshire, Wales. Died: Date unknown     Military Details Regiment: Royal …

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James Harvey

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 2 October 1892. Family: The second son of John and Mary Harvey of Station Cottages, Wrenbury, Cheshire. James married Mary Jane Gill on the 15 March 1915. Civilian Occupation: He was employed as a clerk with North Western Railway …

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George Clive

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: In Bronington on the 20 December 1893 (baptised 20 January 1894). Family: The fourth child of William and Selina Clive of Fins Wood, Bronington, Flintshire. George married Lucy Wainwright in 1922 and together they were parents to …

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John Cliff

Royal Engineers Monmouthshire

Personal Details Born: 12 December 1885 Family: The first child of Joseph and Mary Ann Cliff of Heath Lane, Whitchurch, Shropshire. John married Alice Williams on the 3 February 1911 and together they had one son, John born 12 July 1923. …

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William Challinor

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 20 October 1891 Family: The first child of William and Elizabeth Challenor of 28 Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Brother of Frank and George Challenor, both of whom died during the war. William married Ada Clawley in September 1923 and …

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Military Medal

Military Medal

The following Whitchurch men were recipients of the Military Medal : 59782 L./C. Charles Williams, Machine Gun Corps Whitchurch, Shropshire – 26 August 1918 192447 L./C. (A. /2nd Cpl.) T. Davies, Royal Engineers Whitchurch, Shropshire – 18 October 1918 57253 Pte. …

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Wilfred Fleet

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Born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1894 (baptised 19th August 1894), the third son of John and Elizabeth Fleet of Church Street, Malpas, Cheshire. Husband of Mary Fleet (nee Roberts) (married in 1919). The 1911 Census shows Wilfred as an apprentice …

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Reginald Connor

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Born in Normanton, Derbyshire in 1885, the second son of James and Ellen Connor of 9, St John’s Street, Whitchurch. Husband of Beatrice (nee George) Connor, of 2, St Johns’ Street, Whitchurch, father of Mary. Before enlisting Reginald worked as …

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Walter Maddox

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Born in Bettisfield, Flintshire in 1893, the eldest son of Thomas and Alice Ann Maddox of The Gate House, Alberbury, Shropshire. Husband to Gertrude Maddox (nee Whitfield) of 2 Vine Cottage, Croftons, Ellesmere, Shropshire. Gertrude remarried and became Gertrude Butcher. …

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John Boyle

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Born in Whitchurch in 1882, the second son of Patrick and Margaret Boyle. Husband of Ellen (nee Owen) Boyle of 41a Newtown Street, Whitchurch, father of George. John worked for the Local Foundry (W H Smith) erecting Dutch Barns. He …

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Leonard Wasse

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Born in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire in 1884, the second son of the late John Angelo Wasse and Margaret Bellis, and stepson of William Bellis of High Street, Malpas, Cheshire. Margaret married William in 1894. Leonard was a painter for the London …

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William Welch

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William Gordon Welch, born in Frodsham, Cheshire in 1885, the second son of William and Margaret Welch of 12, West View, Chemistry, Whitchurch. Husband of Annie (nee Armstrong) Welch, of St Asaph, Denbighshire and father of Gordon Noel. The 1911 …

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William Boylin

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William Boylin was born in Warrington in 1890, the son of William and Emily Boylin. Husband to Frances Emily (nee Williams) Boylin, of 14 Waymills, Whitchurch and father of Reginald, John, Elsie and William Ronald. William enlisted in Whitchurch in …

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Phillip Shone

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Born in Macefen, Malpas, Cheshire in 1897, the third son of Ambrose George and Sarah Shone of Back Lane, Nomansheath, Malpas, Cheshire. Phillip’s enlistment papers show him as a platelayer. Regiment : 1st/1st Field Company, Royal Engineers Rank : Sapper …

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Edward Davies

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Edward George Davies was born in Grindley Brook, near Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1891, the eldest son of Edward and Emily Davies of Chester Road, Tushingham, near Whitchurch, Shropshire. The 1911 Census shows Edward as a joiner. Edward’s younger brother, William …

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William Gosnell

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Born in Morda, Shropshire in 1894, the fourth son of William and Elizabeth Gosnell of 43 Newtown Street, Whitchurch. Husband of Mary Ellen (nee Chesters) Gosnell, of Nantwich, father to Mary and John William. From the 1911 Census, William worked …

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Thomas Coffin

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Born in Bickley, Cheshire in December 1885, the fourth son of George and the late Ellen Coffin of the same address. George served as a domestic groom at the Colmondley Castle Stables, Cholmondley, Cheshire prior to enlisting in the army …

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