George Percy Simon

Second Life Guards

Personal Details Born: 23 January 1894 in Willaston, Prees, Shropshire and baptised 4 March the same year in Calverhall Parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to George Simon, a dairy farmer, and his wife Mary …


Campaign Medals 3

The 1914 Star (also known as ‘Pip’) was authorised under Special Army Order no. 350 in November 1917 and by an Admiralty Fleet Order in 1918, for award to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who …


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 …


Whitchurch Herald 8th February 1919

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 8th February 1919 regarding the death of James Henry Simon “Many readers will remember James Henry Simon, who worked at the Showrooms in Whitchurch before the War. He joined the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry in …