St Alkmund’s Church Memorial

St Alkmunds Memorial

    St Alkmund’s Church is at the top of Bargate, Whitchurch, next to the site of the original Whitchurch Grammar School. At the west end of the Church is a triptych form war memorial with a central panel of …


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 …


Army Records

An Army Report from the Medical Record of Charles Herbert Shaw concerning his illness. “Medical Report States; That the early winter was exceptionally cold and wet, the man was then a private, and took his regular turn on guard. Got …


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 …


Charles Shaw

The Great War History Hub Whitchurch, shropshire - War dead missing image

Charles Herbert Shaw was born in Cheetham, Manchester in 1866. He was the third son of William Euclid and Matilda Jane Shaw of 46, Wrexham Road, Whitchurch. Charles worked for Messrs Griffiths Bros., corn merchants, Chester. Charles enlisted on the …