Edwin Morris Venables

Personal Details Born: 11 April 1870 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 8 June the same year at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of nine children born to William Venables, a grocer and his wife, Sarah …


Arthur Malcolm Venables

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 19 October 1897. Family: The fifth child of Samuel Hughes and Sarah Jane Venables of Glendale House, 34 Talbot Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Brother of Harry Venables who died of illness 15 November 1918 and is commemorated on the Whitchurch …


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 23rd November 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 23rd November 1918 of the death of Harry Jack Venables “Venables: On November 15th at the General East Suffolk Hospital, of Pneumonia, following Influenza, Harry Jack, the dearly loved eldest son of Sarah Jane Venables, …


Wilfred Venables

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

Wilfred James Venables was born at Kempley Farm, Ightfield, Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1897, the fourth son of the late James and the late Susannah Venables of the same address. Wilfred’s parents both died in 1910, and he and his three …