Francis Hemmingsley Taylor

King's Liverpool Regiment

Personal Details Born: Francis was born 17 November 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 22 December the same year in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch. Family: He was the younger of two children born to Francis Taylor, a jeweller and …


Arthur Edwin Taylor

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 31 May 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 14 June 1876 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the sixth of nine children born to Charles Taylor, a grocer, and his wife Catherine. He married …


Ernest Taylor

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 29 August 1893. Family: He was the fourth child of Herbert and Jane Taylor of 10 Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Brother of George Harold Taylor. In 1939 he was married to Helen. Civilian Occupation: He was employed as boot maker/repairer. …


Cyril Taylor

Personal Details Born: In Stroud, Gloucestershire in 1897. Family: He was the first child of Archibald and Annie Taylor of 21 St Mary’s Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Died: Date of death unknown. Other Information: His full name is Archibald John Cyril Taylor.  

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 …


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 …


Whitchurch Herald 22nd July 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 22nd July 1916 on the death of George Caldecott Taylor “George Caldecott Taylor was taken ill at Bedford, sent home on a sick furlong, but was admitted to the Military Hospital, at Prees Heath when …


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 …


John Taylor

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

John Richard Taylor was born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1898, the eldest son of the late William Henry Taylor and Mrs Martha Taylor of Rose Cottage, Higher Wych, Malpas, Cheshire. Regiment : 3rd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers Rank : Private …