William Sumner

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: William was born 17 February 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of nine children born to John Henry Sumner, a labourer in a milling furnace, and his wife Edith. No marriage can be confirmed for …


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 …


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 14th July 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 14th July 1918 relating to the death of John Sumner “Mrs Sumner, of 52 Naylor Street, Crewe, has received news that her son, Pte; John Sumner, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry has been presumed dead after …