Harold Patrick Daly

Personal Details Born:   27 February 1894 in Woodville, Derbyshire. Family:   He was the fourth of five children born to John Thomas Daly, an Inland Revenue Officer, and his wife Matilda, nee Ward. He married Evelyn Marjorie Lockhart Quarter 3 1927 …

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Francis Robert Bennion

Personal Details Born:  16 August 1897 and baptised on 15 September 1897 in the Primitive Methodists’ Chapel, Idle, Yorkshire. Family:  He was the youngest of five children born to William Bennion, a Primitive Methodist Minister, and his wife Kate (nee …

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Frank Edmund Kelly

Personal Details Born: 2 March 1889. Family: Son of Robert Edmund and Sarah Kelly of Church Street, Ightfield, Shropshire. On the 18 August 1923 he married Ellen Annie Comer. Employment: He was a painter prior to joining the Navy in 1907. Residence: After the …

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Harry Rowlands

Personal Details Born: 11 July 1887 Family: The second child, of twelve, of Richard and Annie Rowlands of Hollins Lane, Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Harry married Emma Edwards in June 1917 and together they had 3 children – Joseph E, Harry and Ruth. Residence: The …

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George Henry Millington

Personal Details Born: 15 January 1895. Family: The first son of George and Annie Millington of The Glebe, Darliston, Prees, Shropshire. George married Margaret E Drysdale in 1925 and together they had 2 children – Joan and George H. Civilian Occupation: On leaving school …

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Percy George Mellor

Personal Details Born: 13 January 1894 Family: The sixth child of Thomas and Mary Mellor of Prees Wood, Prees, Shropshire. In 1913 he married Frances Annie Jones and was father to George, Leslie, Edith Lillian and Frederick Arthur. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 …

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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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George Edwin Hesketh

Personal Details Born: 27 March 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. We believe his parents were Edwin William and Ada Elizabeth Hesketh although we have no direct proof of this. Family: In 1926 George married Ethel Catherine Bird and together they had one son, Gerald …

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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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Herbert Hayward

Personal Details Born: 8 May 1898. Family: The first son of Thomas and Lizzie Hayward of Tybroughton, Flintshire, Wales. Residence: In 1939 he was living at Eglwys Cross, Flintshire, Wales. Civilian Occupation: In 1939 his occupation was rabbit trapper. Military Details Regiment: Royal …

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Ernest Haycocks

Personal Details Born: 30 April 1896 or 1897. Family: The third child of Alfred and Mary Haycocks of 12 Brownlow Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Ernest married Jessie L Groom in 1935 and together they had 2 children – William J and Susan …

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George Allport Elliott

Personal Details Born: 3 February 1899 Family: The fourth child of John Reece and Matilda Elliott of 7 Waymills, Whitchurch, Shropshire. George married Annie Mary Elizabeth Grateley on the 7 September 1920 and together they had 4 children – Thomas, John, Annie and …

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James Edwards

Personal Details Born: 10 September 1887 Family: The fifth child of James and Hannah Edwards of Whitchurch Road, Prees, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: He was a farm waggoner prior to enlisting for 12 years. Military Details Regiment: Royal Navy Rank: Stoker Service Number: …

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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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Clarence Henry Higgins Deakin

Personal Details Born: 28 July 1896 Family: The second child of Henry Albert and Annie Deakin of Havana House, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Clarence married Ruby O’Sullivan in June 1919 in Plymouth. Education: He attended Whitchurch Grammar School. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 he was …

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Thomas Jones

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Thomas Ivan Jones was born in Rensselaer, New York, United States of America on 6th October 1890, the son of Thomas and Minnie H Jones who were living in Shrewsbury in 1901. Husband to Keziah Jones (nee Ince) (married in …

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Alfred Godsal

Alfred Edmund Godsal was born in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset on 2nd December 1884 (baptised 28th December 1884), the fourth son of Major Philip Thomas and Mrs Ellen Henrietta Godsal of Iscoyd Park, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Alfred attended HMS Britannia, the Royal …

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