Charlie Thomas

Personal Details Born: 10 October 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of six children born to John Thomas, a cattle dealer, and his wife Agnes. No marriage can be traced for Charlie. Residence: He lived at Hawthorn …


George Thomas

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 3 March 1876. Family: The first child of Morris and Fanny Thomas of 13 Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. He married Bertha Penn on 31 July 1915 and together they had 2 children – Brian and Wilfred. Employment: At the age of …


Philip Henry Thomas

Personal Details Born: 10 August 1888. Family: The son of Joseph and Selina Thomas of The Oaklands, Wrenbury, Cheshire. In 1925 Philip married Ida E Yoxall and together they had one child, Joseph. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 he was employed as a bank …


Arthur Leonard Thomas

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 4 December 1882. Family: He was the second son of Peter and Eleanor Thomas of 11 Watergate Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. On 1 September he married Myra Williams Butterworth of Rochdale, Lancashire who died on 10 November 1918. Arthur and Myra had …


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 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 …


Harry Thomas

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

Born in Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1899 (baptised 25th January 1899), the second son of Harry and Harriet Thomas of Hare Cottage, Prees Wood, Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Regiment : 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards Rank : Private Service Number : 28943 Killed …