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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Whitchurch Herald 20th January 1917

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 20th January 1917 regarding the death of Ernest Wilson “Pte, Ernest Wilson a Whitchurch Boy K.L.R. (Pals) age 19, after a year’s active service and participating in severe action has died of wounds in No …

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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 …

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Whitchurch Herald 22nd September 1917

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 22nd September 1917 of the death of Leonard Wilson “The sad news was received on Wednesday afternoon that Drummer Wilson had died in Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, after undergoing surgery to amputate a leg. He …

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Leonard Wilson

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

Born in Liverpool, in 1882, the son of Arthur Wilson. Husband of Martha Jane (nee Owen) Wilson, of 15 Watergate Street, Whitchurch. Regiment : 1st Battalion Border Regiment, formerly 16th Btn. The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) No 25679 Rank : Private …

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Sheffield Independent 15 September 1917

Report in the Sheffield Independent 15 September 1917 of entertainment provided for wounded soldiers “An enjoyable entertainment was provided for the wounded soldiers at Wharncliffe (Sheffield) War Hospital by artistes from Lyceum Theatre, Empire and Hippodrome, yesterday. Songs, recitations, and …

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Talbot Wilson

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

Talbot Ernest Wilson, born in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales in 1882, the only son of Augusta and the late Talbot Thomas Wilson of Bickley Moss, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Husband to Jessie Wilson (nee Whitridge – married on the Isle of Man 26 …

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