Malpas Memorial

  The memorial is outside St Oswald’s Church, Malpas. This is an ongoing project, information will be added to the website over the coming weeks and months. It is hoped that the people of Whitchurch, Shropshire and beyond will get …

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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 …

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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 …

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Edward Stevenson

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

Personal Details Born in Oldcastle, Malpas, Cheshire in 1883 (baptised 30th December 1883), the second son of William and Elizabeth Stevenson of Booth Cottages, Threapwood, Malpas, Cheshire. The 1911 Census shows Edward as a farm labourer. Edward’s younger brother Joseph …

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War Diaries 20 December 1916

Wilfred was killed during a raid on enemy trenches in positions near Ploegsteert Wood near Ypres. The objective was to capture or kill the crews of three Minnenwerfers (trench mortars). The battalion war diary states: “1916 December 20th Wed. Holding …

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Chester Chronicle 30 October 1915

Report in the Chester Chronicle 30th October 1915 regarding the death of Joseph Stevenson “THREAPWOOD ANIOTHER HERO’S DEATH Threapwood has done well in the great war. The first of her sons to fall was No. 9925 Pte. George Matthews, 1st …

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