Military Personnel

military personnel

This project recognises the sacrifice of all those military personnel who served in The Great War.

We intend to list all who joined up, discover which military arm they served in and search out any references to them in newspapers and documents. It is hoped that descendants of these people will offer more information, photographs, correspondence, copies of medals etc. in order that we can create as complete a picture as possible of each person who served.

The resulting data will be available to the public both on this website and in paper form at Whitchurch Heritage Centre.

The Military Personnel project is being undertaken by Whitchurch Museum and Archive volunteers.


George Billingsley

Personal Details Born: 2 March 1869 in Stockton, Shropshire and baptised on 21 March the same year in Stockton parish church. Family: He was the seventh of eight children born to Thomas Billingsley, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Emma. …

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John Barnett Joyce

Personal Details Born: 9 August 1890 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 29 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch and known as Jack. Family: He was the third of six children born to Arthur Joyce, a …

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Norman Joyce

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 23 August 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 28 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Norman had a twin brother Arthur Bernard. Norman was named in the civil birth, marriage and death …

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Thomas Mayor Parker

Army Veterinary Corps

Personal Details Born: 26 November 1866 in Wigan, Lancashire. Family: He was the fourth of nine children born to Thomas Parker, a grocer, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Gwendolen Williamson (nee Thomas) in 1915 in Nantwich, Cheshire and together …

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Ernest Samuel Povah

Personal Details Born: 15 September 1883 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the son of William Povah and his wife Mary, nee Pace. He married Harriet Jean Easton in Canada. They had a daughter, Dorothy. Residence: In 1891 he was …

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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 …

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Thomas Cappur Rolfe

Personal Details Born: 2 August 1887 in Halghton, Hanmer, Flintshire and baptised on 28 August 1887 at Hanmer Parish Church. Family: He was the sixth of seven children born to Samuel Gardiner Rolfe, a joiner and his wife Mary Ann, …

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William John Riley

Personal Details Born: 8 July 1886 in Ingatestone, Mountnessing, Essex and baptised on 25 July 1886 in Essex. Family: He was the eldest of six children born to John Riley, a coachman (later a farmer in Canada) and his wife …

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John Furber

Personal Details Born: 12 June 1890 in Prees, Shropshire and baptised at St.Chad`s Church, Prees. Family: He was the younger of two sons born to Elizabeth Ann Furber. At the time of his birth she was unmarried. His mother subsequently …

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George Nunnerley

Personal Details Born: 26 March 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 11 October 1887 at St Alkmund`s Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the youngest of six children born to Thomas Nunnerley, a farmer and his wife Mary Ann, nee …

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William Roberts

Personal Details Born: 29 April 1889 in Moreton Say, Shropshire and baptised on 26 May 1889 in Moreton Say Parish Church. Family: He was one of six surviving children born to Henry Roberts, an agricultural worker and his wife Martha. …

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Frederick Maddock

Personal Details Born: 4 November 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 4 December 1889 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of five surviving children born to Daniel Maddock, an engine cleaner and his wife …

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William Tims Fleet

Personal Details Born: 25 July 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of four children born to Joseph William Fleet, an ironmonger’s manager and his wife Elizabeth Helen, nee Tims. He married Jessie Alice Docker on 5 November …

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Thomas William Higginson

Personal Details Born: 18 August 1885 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of nine children born to Thomas Powell Higginson, a butcher and his wife Elizabeth. He married Mabel Michelhausen on 14 May 1915 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. …

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William Ernest Taylor

Personal Details Born: 18 July 1885 in Tushingham, Cheshire. Family: He was the sixth of seven children born to Samuel Taylor, a coachman and his wife Ann. No marriage can be found for him. Residence: In 1889 his family were …

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George Nicholls

Personal Details Born: 8 February 1890 in Calverhall, Shropshire and baptised on 13 April 1890 at Holy Trinity Church, Calverhall. Family: He was one of seven surviving children born to Benjamin Nicholls, a coachman and gardener and his wife Alice, …

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Colin Campbell Letheren

Personal Details Born: 14 August 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth of six children born to Frederick John Letheren, a master tailor and his wife Nellie, nee Candlin. He married Lillian Leona Hammond on 26 January 1921 …

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Thomas Crewe

Personal Details Born: 12 January 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 3 February 1886 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was one of nine surviving children born to William Crewe, a labourer in a foundry and his …

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Harry Crewe

Personal Details Born: Henry, known as Harry, on 27 July 1879 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 13 August 1879 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was one of nine surviving children born to William Crewe, a labourer …

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Charles Crewe

Personal Details Born: 3 May 1879 in Whitchurch,Shropshire and baptised on 25 June 1879 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was one of nine surviving children born to John Crewe, a labourer and his wife Margaret. He married …

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Arthur Crewe

Personal Details Born: 26 October 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 22 November 1893 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was one of nine surviving children born to William Crewe, a labourer and his wife Ann, nee …

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Allinson Elsdon Wyatt

Personal Details Born: 27 July 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 20 September the same year at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the youngest of three children born to Thomas Henry Wyatt, an engineer and his …

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Kathleen Emily Whitton

Personal Details Born: 25 July 1886 in Wybunbury, Cheshire and baptised on 20 August 1886 at Wybunbury Parish Church, Wybunbury, Cheshire. Family: She was the youngest of six surviving children born to Charles Roper Whitton, an agent for cattle food …

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Alfred James O’Neill

Personal Details Born: 13 March 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of ten children born to Michael Joseph O`Neill and his wife Emily, nee Henshall. Alfred did not marry. Residence: In 1881 his family were living in …

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William James Mostyn

Personal Details Born: He was born James Worthington Mercer on 3 September 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 28 October 1887 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of seven children born to Walter Edward …

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Robert Francis McHugh

Personal Details Born: 16 August 1889 in Bettisfield, Flintshire and baptised on 1 September 1889 at Hanmer Parish Church, Hanmer, Flintshire. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to John McHugh, a publican and his wife Anne Elizabeth, …

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Frederick Candlin Letheren

Personal Details Born: 9 May 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 31 May 1896 at the United Reformed Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of six children born to Frederick J Letheren, a tailor and his wife Nellie, …

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Herbert Conway Joyce

Personal Details Born: 12 February 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 6 August 1887 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the second of five children born to Walter Conway Joyce, a clock manufacturer and his wife …

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Richard William Fowles

Personal Details Born: 31 January 1891 in Whixall, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of eight children born to John Fowles, a farmer and his wife Sarah, nee Batho. He married Edith Mary Skelton on 11 August 1919 in Kamloops, …

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Arthur Samuel Evans

Personal Details Born: 25 December 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 26 January 1887 at St. Alkmunds Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of five children born to Samuel Evans, a stonemason and his wife Eliza, nee …

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William John Brown Bookey

Personal Details Born: 8 May 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child born to William John Brownrigg Bookey, a naval surgeon and his wife Ann Elizabeth, nee Brown. He married Alice Roberta Ogilvie on 9 October 1929 …

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William Ewart Chidlow

Personal Details Born: 11 April 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to John Chidlow, an insurance agent and his wife Jane, nee Bennett. His first wife died in 1912; he had one child, …

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Albert Edward Baggaley

Personal Details Born: 6 June 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child born to Albert Baggaley, a groom and his wife Sarah Ann, nee Richards. He married Damaris Cudworth in 1919 in Newhaven, Sussex. The couple had …

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Charles Vincent Austin

Personal Details Born: 1 December 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 1 January 1890 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of four children born to William Austin, a schoolmaster and his wife, Kate. He …

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Harold Mark Anthony

Personal Details Born: 9 March 1895 in Tilstock, Shropshire and baptised 19 May 1895 at Tilstock Parish Church, Tilstock. Family: He was the youngest of four children born to Thomas James Anthony, a schoolmaster and his wife Harriet, nee Creswell. …

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Ernest Patterson Anthony

Personal Details Born: 10 October 1888 (although his military details all state 1889) in Dilwyn, Herefordshire and baptised on 28 April 1889 at Tilstock Parish Church, Tilstock, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to James Anthony, …

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William Crewe

Personal Details Born: In 1875 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 26 December 1875 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church. Family: He was one of seventeen children (only 8 of whom survived) born to William Crewe, a painter and his wife Margaret. …

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Herbert Thornton

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 23 August 1878 in Broughall, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of twelve children born to John Thornton, a farm labourer, and his wife Mary Jane. He married Mary Moores on 24 February 1904 in the …

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George Gordon Shone

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 7 August 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and was baptised on 1 September that year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the youngest of six children born to John Shone, a chemist and grocer, and …

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George Grindley

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: In 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and was baptised on 7 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the second of three children born to George Grindley, a railway shunter, and his wife …

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Harry Beddows

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: Henry Beddows on 1 February 1890 in Tilstock, Shropshire. His family changed their name from Beddow to Beddows between 1901 and 1911. Family: He was the ninth of twelve children born to Thomas Beddow, a railway labourer …

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George Robert Jones

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 26 May 1883 in Lilleshall, Shropshire and was baptised on 24 June the same year in Lilleshall Parish Church. Family: He was the oldest of three children born to George Jones, a gardener, and his wife Eliza. …

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Frederick Moffatt Johnson

Personal Details Born: 15 April 1880 in Hanley, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire and baptised on 19 March 1895 in the Parish Church of Northwood, Hanley. Family: He was the second of three children born to William Thomas Johnson, a potter’s manager, and …

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William John Hughes

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 14 April 1879 in Tarporley, Cheshire. Family: He was the fourth of eight children born to Robert Hughes, a joiner, and his wife Catherine. He married Mabel Catherine Roberts on 27 January 1912 in Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales …

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Frank Jones

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 5 November 1882 in Waverton, Cheshire and baptised on 10 December the same year in the Parish Church of Waverton. Family: He was the third of seven children born to William Jones, an agricultural labourer, and his …

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William Ben Robinson

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 23 April 1883 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth child born to William Robinson, a post office clerk and his wife Emily Jane, nee Lloyd. He married Dora Davies on 3 June 1909 at St …

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William Price Jones

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 3 May 1893 in Richard’s Castle, Herefordshire and baptised on 8 August 1893 in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ludlow, Shropshire. Family: He was the younger of two children born to William Jones, a blacksmith, and his wife …

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Sydney Lloyd Jones

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 16 February 1895 in Llanrhaeadr, Denbighshire, Wales. Family: He was the grandson of Margaret Jones, an innkeeper and probably the son of Joseph Jones, a car proprietor and his wife Mary Ann. He married Annie Lewis in …

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James Henry Foster

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 8 August 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth of five children born to Alfred Foster, a farm labourer, and his wife Elizabeth Ellen. He married Dorothy M Preece in 1925 in Whitchurch and together …

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Samuel Piggott

Personal Details Born: 12 May 1881 in Tushingham, Cheshire. Family: He was the second of four children born to George Piggott, a railway platelayer and his wife Sarah. No marriage can be found for him. Residence: In 1891 his family …

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Walter Price

Grenadier Guards

Personal Details Born: 18 May 1897 in Ellesmere, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of at least four children born to Edward Price, a coachman and his wife Mary Jane, nee Humphries. He married Mary E Cutler in 1929 in …

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John Passant

Personal Details Born: 26 December 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 26 January 1887 at St Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. His name was registered on birth as John Passant Jones. Family: He was the eldest child born to John Passant, …

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John Henry Foster

Welsh Regiment

Personal Details Born: 8 September 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 16 August 1897 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of four children born to Thomas Foster, an agricultural labourer and his wife Martha. He …

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William Alexander Forster

King's Liverpool Regiment

Personal Details Born: William Alexander Foster on 9 July 1878 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 7 May 1879 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. (The family name was changed from Foster to Forster between 1881 and 1891) Family: He was …

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William Crabtree

Royal Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: In 1876 in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire and was baptised on 22 December the same year in the Church of St. James and St. John, Hebden Bridge. Family: He was the second of seven children born to Richard …

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Andrew Butterworth

Army Veterinary Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1879 in Oldham, Lancashire. Family: He was the second of three children born to Edwin Butterworth, a carter, and his wife Louisa Jane (nee Purcell). Andrew married Annie Elizabeth Gill on 17 December 1899 in Nantwich, …

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Harry Allen

Personal Details Born: 25 April 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of three children born to Samuel and Alice (nee Ebrey) Allen. No marriage can be traced for Harry. Residence: In 1901 and 1911 he lived with …

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Philip Batho

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1888 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 23 September 1888 in Tilstock Parish Church, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of six children born to Joseph Batho, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Caroline. He married …

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Peter William Ryder

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1878 in Chorlton, Lancashire and baptised 30 June 1878 at St.George`s Parish Church, Hulme, Manchester. Family: He was the elder of two children born to Harry Ryder, a painter and decorator and his wife Ellen, nee …

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Edwin Davies Rogers

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 28 March 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 2 June 1886 at St Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fifth of nine children born to Richard Rogers, an engineer and his wife Frances. He …

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Rowland Hill

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 7 October 1879 in Tattenhall, Cheshire. Family: He was the youngest of four children born to Thomas Hill, a farmer, and his wife Mary. He married Sarah Jane Adams on 25 January 1904 in Tushingham Parish Church …

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Frederick Henry Slater

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: In 1867 in Hartfield, Sussex. Family: He was the youngest of at least five children born to John Slater, an agricultural labourer and his wife Jane. Frederick did not marry. Residence: In 1871 he and his family …

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Edmund Mostyn Houghton

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 24 September 1896 in Ince, Cheshire and baptised 28 October 1896 in Ince Parish Church. Family: He was the youngest of four children born to Edwin Houghton, a stud groom, and his wife Emily. No marriage can …

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Arthur Gordon Hood

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 15 June 1896 in Ellesmere, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of three sons born to John Hood, a commission agent, and his wife Mary Jane. He married Drusilla Viola Johnson on 6 April 1915 in St. …

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George Beckett

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 30 August 1895 in Whixall, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child born to Ambrose Beckett, a labourer and his wife Mary, nee Harris. He married Winifred Cliff in 1919 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The couple had two …

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John Woodward

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 27 February 1879 in Duddon, Cheshire. Family: He was the youngest of five children born to James Woodward, a joiner and his wife Ann. He married Elizabeth Richardson Miller on 12 December 1905 at Grosvenor Bank Baptist …

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Ernest Sayce Pugh

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1888 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth of ten children born to Jabez Pugh, a joiner and his wife Ann. He married Frances Allen on 1 October 1916 in Whitchurch Register Office, Whitchurch, Shropshire. …

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William Hamer

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1868 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 21 May 1868 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fifth of seven children born to Edward Hamer, a tailor, and his wife Emma. No marriage …

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Richard Rowland Powell

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 7 February 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 4 April 1880 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of at least five children born to Benjamin Blyth Powell, a draper and his wife …

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Frederick Parkinson Norton

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 1 January 1884 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of eight children born to James Norton, a blacking manufacturer and his wife Elizabeth. He married Beatrice Hare on 23 March 1916 at the Unitarian Church, …

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Thomas Plant

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: About 1876 in Stanton upon Hine Heath, Shropshire. Family: He was the son of Samuel Plant, a labourer. Residence: In 1915 he gave his address as 4 Scotland Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Employment: In 1915 he was a …

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Ernest Woodhall

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 28 February 1879 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 13 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the sixth of seven children born to Charles Woodhall, a carpenter and joiner and …

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Samuel Colton Latham

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 6 November 1892 in Colton, Staffordshire and baptised at the Parish Church of Mary the Virgin, Colton, Staffordshire on 12 March 1893. Family: He was the elder of two sons born to Samuel Colton Latham, a farmer …

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Thomas Henry Hales

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 22 January 1885 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. He was also known as Harry Hales. Family: He was the second of four children born to Walter Hales, a house painter and his wife Sarah Emily. He married Annie Sumner …

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John Francis

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 25 December 1884 in Ightfield, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to John Francis, a coachman and his wife Sarah. No marriage can be found for him. Residence: In 1891 he and his …

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Percy Gay Edington

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 28 December 1879 in Basford, Nottinghamshire and baptised 7 March 1890 at St John the Evangelist Church, Carrington, Nottinghamshire. Family: He was the second of three children born to Thomas Milne Edington, a gardener and his wife …

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Reginald Lewis Dyer

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 14 October 1893 in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire and baptised 21 January 1894 at Charlton Kings Parish Church. Family: He was the younger of two sons born to John Henry Dyer, a schoolteacher and his wife Sarah. He …

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Alfred Dunn

Army Veterinary Corps

Personal Details Born: 15 July 1880 in Ainderby Steeple, Northallerton, Yorkshire and baptised on 29 August 1880 in Ainderby Steeple Parish Church. Family: He was the third of ten children born to Alfred Dunn, a gardener, and his wife Hannah. …

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Harry Downing

Personal Details Born: 16 March 1892 in Burleydam, Cheshire. Family: He was the sixth of ten children born to Joseph Downing, a farmer, and his wife Sarah. He married Irene A Sharpe July 1921 in Whitchurch, Shropshire; no children can …

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Ralph Done

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 19 January 1871 in Adderley, Shropshire and baptised on 5 March 1871 in Adderley Parish Church. Family: He was the fifth child born to Joseph Done, an agricultural labourer and his wife Frances. He married Leonora Oxford …

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John Marshall Docherty

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 10 May 1892 in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland. Family: He was the sixth child born to John Docherty, a laboratory technician & his wife Elizabeth. He married Florence May Portar on 20 May 1918 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They …

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William Roland Davies

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 25 November 1890 in Loppington, Shropshire and baptised 28 December 1890 at Loppington Parish Church. Family: He was the younger of two sons born to William Davies, a schoolmaster and his wife Annie. He married Martha Bedford …

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William Edward Davies

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 11 November 1887 in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales. Family: He married Bella Furnival on 15 December 1905 at St John`s Wesleyan Chapel, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The couple had seven children, William Frederick, Arthur, George Henry, Herbert Hugh, Ivor Edward, …

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Joseph Crewe

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: About 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the son of George Crewe and he had a sister Clara, whom he gave as his next of kin in 1915. Residence: In 1911 he was living with his …

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Ernest Crewe

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1890 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 24 December 1890 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was one of at least six children born to George Crewe, a bricklayer and his wife Margaret. No marriage can …

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Albert Clive

Personal Details Born: 17 April 1893 in Fenns Bank, Bronington, Flintshire, Wales and baptised 16 May 1893 at Bronington Parish Church. Family: He was the son of Mary Ann Clive. He married Dorothy Kilgariff in 1922 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The …

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Richard Chelmick

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 15 May 1881 in Clun, Shropshire and baptised on 29 May 1881 at Clun Parish Church. Family: He was the youngest of four children born to John Chelmick, a shoemaker and his wife Mary Ann. He married …

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George Chase

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 11 July 1894, Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 27 July 1894 in St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was one of eight children born to William Chase, a labourer and his wife Sarah. He married Mary …

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John James Burrows

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 1882 in Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Family: He was the second of five children born to James Burrows, a miner and his wife Mary, nee Preston. His father died in 1889 and his mother married Joseph Farr in …

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John Burns

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: About 1874 in Crossmaglen, Armagh, Ireland. Family: In 1915 he gave his next of kin as his foster brother, John Holdbrook, also living at 9 Pepper Street. Residence: He gave his address as 9 Pepper Street, Whitchurch, …

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Harry Brown

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 11 May 1884 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of seven surviving children born to Richard Brown, an agricultural labourer and his wife Mary. He married Lucy Nellie Starkey on 22 January 1907 at St. …

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Oswald Benbow

Personal Details Born: 23 September 1885 in Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales. Family: He was the second of eleven  children born to Jonathan Benbow, a tailor and his wife Margaret. He married Emily Rudge 13 December 1915 at the Church of St …

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William Belfield

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1875 in Nantwich, Cheshire and baptised 18 July 1875 at Nantwich Parish Church. Family: He was the fifth of nine children born to Joseph Belfield, a horse dealer and his wife Ann. He married Alice Street on …

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Frank Arrowsmith

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 1888 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 9 May 1888 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fourth of twelve children born to Alfred Arrowsmith, a labourer in an iron foundry and his wife Ellen. …

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James Walter Hibbert

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1866 in Duckinfield, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Family: He was the child of Ann Hibbert. He married Eliza Ann Hurst on 7 February 1886 in Duckinfield. He married for the second time to Alma Elizabeth Ward on 27 September …

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William John Bryan

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 7 August 1876 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Family: He was the third of seven children born to John Bryan, a watch finisher, and his wife Margaret. He married Isabella Armitstead on 25 January 1900. The couple had two …

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John Fowles

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 5 September 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 22 September the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the fourth of eight children born to Joseph Fowles, a farmer, and his wife Sarah. Sarah …

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Arthur Stevenson

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 6 July 1896 in Bunbury, Cheshire. Family: He was the seventh of nine surviving children born to John Stevenson, a general farm labourer, and his wife Elizabeth (nee Thelwell). He married Mary Royle in 1924 in Nantwich, …

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Charles Green

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 15 November 1892 in Tushingham, Cheshire. Family: He was the third of seven children born to John Green, a domestic coachman, and his wife Mary E. No marriage can be traced for Charles. Residence: He lived at …

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James Holbrook

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 18 April 1864 in Hanmer, Flintshire, Wales Family: He was the eldest of five children (he had a twin brother John) born to Benjamin Holbrook, a bricklayer, and his wife Ann. He married Nellie Green on 20 …

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George Harry Porter

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 10 March 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 29 March 1893 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of six surviving children born to George Porter, a platelayer on the railway and …

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Fred Newbrook

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 29 June 1894 at St Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of seven surviving children born to Alfred Newbrook, a labourer and his wife Sarah Ann. No marriage …

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George Graham Morgan

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 15 September 1874 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire and baptised 30 May 1876 at Merthyr Tydfil Parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of at least five children born to William Morgan, a potato merchant and his wife …

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Albert Edward Chidlow

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: The 1911 Census record indicates that he was an adopted child when he was living with the James family (headed by William with his wife, Charlotte). He married Lucy M Glennoe in …

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John William Mann

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 15 July 1890 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 16 July the same year at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church. Family: He was one of six surviving children born to Thomas Mann, a labourer and his wife Mary. He …

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Philip Sydney Wrench

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 17 May 1893 in Utkinton, Cheshire and baptised 2 July 1893 in the Parish of Tarporley. Family: He was the son of John Wrench, a labourer, and his wife Mary, nee Hassell. He married Agnes Ethel Dodd …

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William Williams

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: In 1893 in Norbury, Cheshire and baptised Joseph William on 5 November the same year in Marbury Parish Church, Cheshire. He was also known as William Joseph Williams. Family: He was the son of Joseph Williams, a …

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Herbert Powell

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 23 July 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 27 August at St Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fifth child born to Henry Powell, a tailor, and his wife Emma. He married Alice Emily Florence …

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Herbert William Morris

Personal Details Born: Birth registered in Market Drayton, Shropshire during first quarter of 1880 . Family: He was the eldest of seven children born to Henry & Alice Morris. In 1906 Herbert married Margaret Ellen Whittingham, the marriage being registered …

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Richard Nash Pearson

Personal Details Born: 10 September 1878 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 9 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fourth of seven children born to Richard Pearson, a bank manager, and his …

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Charles Mann

Personal Details Born: 1 August 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 20 August 1893 at the Unitarian Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fourth of six surviving children born to Thomas Mann, a labourer, and his wife Mary Ann. He …

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John William Jones

Personal Details Born: 13 July 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 5 October the same year in St Alkmund’s Parish Church in Whitchurch. Family: He was the second of three children born to Mary Jones. He married Daisy Adkins …

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Thomas Ernest Gill

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1879 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: His grandparents who brought him up were Henry and Frances Gill (his parents are not known). He married Mary Ellen Cliffe in 1902 in Wem, Shropshire; no children can be confirmed for …

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James Edwards

Notts & Derbyshire

Personal Details Born: In 1897 in Bronington, Flintshire and baptised 28 March 1897 in Bronington Parish Church. Family: He was the eighth of nine children born to Evan Edwards, the manager of a brickworks, and his wife Sarah. He married …

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James Edwards

Personal Details Born: 1873 in Silverdale, Staffordshire. Family: He was one of at least six children born to Thomas Edwards, a miner, and his wife Hannah, nee Yearsley. He married Mary Ann Lloyd on 17 May 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. …

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John Dawson

Grenadier Guards

Personal Details Born: In 1877 in Barnstaple, Devon and baptised 4 November 1877 in Georgeham Parish Church, Devon. Family: He was the fifth of eight children born to Edward Ellis Dawson, a policemen, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Frances …

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Mark Brookes

Personal Details Born: Birth registered during the second quarter of 1881 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 5 June the same year at Tilstock Church, Shropshire. Family: He was the second child of James & Sarah Brookes, his older brother being …

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William Thomas Brookes

Personal Details Born: 27 March 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He married Margaret Blaylock in 1916 in Carlisle, Cumbria and together they had four children – Margaret, William T, Dorothy R and an unnamed male child. Residence: The 1919 Absent …

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Jack Brownlie

Personal Details Born: John Nason Brownlie on 7 January 1890 in Gayton, Cheshire and baptised on 28 July the same year in Gayton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Family: He was the second of three sons born to John Brownlie, a licensed …

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John Burke

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: Not known Family: Not known Residence: In both 1917 and 1919 he was living at 3 Eaton’s Yard, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Employment: In 1917 he was a carter. Died: Not known Military Details Regiment: Labour Corps (previously Royal …

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Patrick Burke

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1876 in Ireland, possibly Limerick. Family: He was the son of James Burke. He had two children, Patrick Charles and James. Residence: At the time of his enlistment in 1915 he was living at 4 Venables Yard, …

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William Gaughan

King's Liverpool Regiment

Personal Details Born: 1867 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of at least seven children born to John Gaughan, a licenced hawker, and his wife, Ellen. Both of his parents were born in Ireland. No marriage can be …

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William Henry Eaton

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 1882 and baptised 29 June 1883. Family: Eldest of seven children born to Alfred and Joanna Eaton. He married Lizzie Furber in 1913 in Whitchurch and together they had four children, Ellaline, Winifred, Bernard and Leonard. Residence: …

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Edwin Jackson

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 4 January 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of eight children born to Joseph Jackson, a goods porter, and his wife Emma. He married Nellie Allman in 1921 in Whitchurch and together they had …

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John William Jones

Personal Details Born: 29 March 1893 in Wrenbury, Cheshire. Family: He was the eldest of four surviving children of William Jones, a teamsman on a farm, and his wife Emily. He married Beatrice A Jukes in 1921 in Whitchurch, Shropshire …

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Alfred Jones

Personal Details Born: He was born in either 1866 or 1874 in Ellesmere, Shropshire. (The Census records show differing years of birth and due to the common name it has not proved possible to locate a definite birth record). Family: …

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Amos Jones

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 8 February 1876 in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales. Family: He was the third child of Amos Jones, a bricklayer, and his wife Jane. He married Ada Sarah Smith on 14 November 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they …

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Arthur Jones

Personal Details Born: In 1871 in Tilston, near Malpas, Cheshire and baptised on 10 September the same year in St Oswald’s Parish Church, Malpas. Family: He was the eldest of six children born to Thomas Jones, a gamekeeper, and his …

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Charles Haddon Jones

Personal Details Born: 3 May 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child of Edward Jones, a jeweller and watch dealer, and his wife Mary. He married Florence Price in 1929 in Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Wales. No children can …

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George Richard Jones

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: In 1894 in Oswestry, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of two children born to Richard Jones, a domestic groom, and his wife Ellen. He married Agnes Davenport on 5 April 1915 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, …

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Thomas Joyce

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 19 December 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 8 February 1892. Family: He was the eldest of seven children born to John Nunnerley Joyce, a farmer, and his wife Annie. Education: He attended Whitchurch Grammar School from …

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William Oliver

Personal Details Born: 14 January 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the son of Mary Oliver. No marriage can be traced for William. Residence: In 1911 he was boarding on Grange Farm, Hollyhurst, Whitchurch. In 1918 his address was …

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Percy William Jopling

Personal Details Born: In 1896 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to Frederick William Jopling, a chief draughtsman, and his wife Jane Olivia. He married Mabel Winifred Gray on 3 September 1923 …

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Joseph Vaughan

Personal Details Born: 13 January 1891 in Prees, Shropshire and baptised on 22 February the same year in Prees Parish Church. Family: He was the younger of two children born to Frederick Vaughan, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Margaret. …

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Percy Charles Watson

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 31st January 1899 Family: 1901 Census shows him living with his mother and father Martha Amelia and Charles William, sisters Martha A, Maud L and Louisa and brother Charles. 1911 Census lists another brother Wallis and sister Winifred. …

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Joseph Lloyd

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1896 in Myddle, Shropshire and baptised 31 May 1896 at Myddle Parish Church, Myddle, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of five surviving children born to John Lloyd, a groom, and his wife Elizabeth. No definite marriage …

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Patrick O’Neill

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 1884 in Prescot, Lancashire. Family: He was the sixth of seven children born to Patrick O`Neill, a labourer, and his wife Eliza. He married Edith Davies on 7 April 1906 at Prescot Registry Office, Prescot, Lancashire. The …

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William Henry Stockton

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 29 July 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 14 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fifth child of Benjamin Stockton, an iron moulder’s labourer, and his wife Alice. …

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Robert Owen

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: In 1892 in Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to Robert Owen, a butcher, and his wife Frances Sarah, nee Duffy. Robert senior was previously married to Elizabeth and together …

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Alfred Owen

Lancashire Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 25 January 1897 in Southport, Lancashire. Family: He was the second of five children born to Robert Owen, a butcher and his wife Frances Sarah, nee Duffy. He had a twin brother David. His father Robert had …

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John Frederick Wharton

Personal Details Born: 27 July 1886 in Malpas, Cheshire. Family: He was the son of Rosa Wharton; Rosa subsequently married Thomas Coffin and together they had three children. No marriage can be traced for John. Residence: In 1891 and 1901 …

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William John Roberts

Personal Details Born: c.1889 in the Oswestry area of Shropshire. Family: One of six children born to John and Elizabeth Roberts. Residence: In 1901 the family were living at Greenfield Cottages in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Ten years later the address of …

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George Henry Roberts

Personal Details Born: 12 June 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 6 September the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fourth of five children born to Alfred Roberts, a cornfactor grocer, and his …

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James Henry Simmons

Personal Details Born: 27 April 1899 in Pitchford, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to James Simmons, a gamekeeper, and his wife Ann Elizabeth. He married Mabel Hulme in 1923 in Market Drayton and together they …

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Thomas Henry White

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 1 March 1882 in Ightfield, Shropshire and baptised on 11 June in Ightfield Parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of six children born to Thomas Henry White, a groom, and his wife Catherine. He married Elizabeth …

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Henry Wharton

Personal Details Born: 13 December 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth of nine surviving children of Henry Wharton, a bricklayer’s labourer, and his wife Mary. He married Kathleen A O’Neill in 1927 in Whitchurch; no children can …

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Robert Joseph Lewis

Personal Details Born: In 1890 in Carden, Tilston, Cheshire and baptised in Tilston Parish Church on 23 November the same year. Family: He was the second of six children born to Robert Lewis, a farm bailiff, and his wife Eliza …

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John Francis Welch

Personal Details Born: 1 November 1894 in Swinton, Lancashire. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to Anthony Welch, a general dealer, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Norah Alice Lang on 8 September 1920 in Bombay, India; …

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Richard Wilkinson

Personal Details Born: In 1875. The Census returns have various places of birth – Ridley, Cheshire; Bunbury, Cheshire. The birth was registered in Nantwich, Cheshire. Family: He was the fourth of six children born to Richard Wilkinson, an agricultural labourer, …

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Frank Edmund Kelly

Personal Details Born: 2 March 1888 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to Robert Edmund Kelly, a plumber and painter, and his wife Sarah. He married Ellen Annie Comer (known as Nellie) on 18 …

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Thomas Woodvine Jnr.

Personal Details Born: 20 June 1894 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and baptised on 22 July 1894 at All Saints Church, Shrewsbury. Family: He was the third of five children born to Thomas Woodvine, a foreman carter on the railway, and his …

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George Orlando Woodvine

Personal Details Born: 27 March 1898 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth of five children born to Thomas Woodvine, a foreman carter on the railway and his wife Anne. He married Florrie Crewe in 1923 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. …

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William Woodvine

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 1888, in Atcham, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of five children born to Thomas Woodvine, a railway foreman carter and his wife Anne. He married Hetty Arnold in 1919 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The couple had two …

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Thomas Edward Wynn

Personal Details Born: In 1877 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 7 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. His surname was also spelled Wynne. Family: He was the son of Ellen Wynn, a servant. He married …

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Thomas Roberts

Personal Details Born: 20 April 1894 in Moreton Saye, Market Drayton, Shropshire. Family: He was the fifth of six surviving children born to Henry Roberts, a stockman on a farm, and his wife Martha. He married Dora Vaughan in 1920 …

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John Henry Williams

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 27 January 1892 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 28 February the same year at the Unitarian Church in Highgate, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of four surviving children born to Henry and Elizabeth Williams. No marriage …

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Alfred Wright

Welsh Regiment

Personal Details Born: 15 February 1877 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 26 July 1877 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of seven children born to James Wright, a bricklayer`s labourer, and his wife Elizabeth, nee …

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Bernard Wynne

Personal Details Born: Birth registered last quarter of 1884 in Birkenhead, Cheshire. Family: Only child of William Wynne, a canal company clerk, and his wife Mary. Bernard married Ada Williams during the third quarter of 1922 and the marriage was …

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Harry Williams

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 15 July 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 13 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the sixth of eight children born to James Williams, a carter, and his wife Harriet. No …

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William Thornton

King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Personal Details Born: 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the elder of two children born to William Thornton, a general labourer, and his wife Martha. No marriage can be found for him. Residence: In 1901 his family were living …

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Harry Fowles

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Residence: An address of 14 Claypit Street, Whitchurch was given for Harry on the 1919 Absent Voters` List. Further personal details not known. Military Details Regiment: Royal Engineers Rank: Sapper Service Number: WR/268817 (previously 256078) Date of Enlistment: …

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George Webster

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 17 February 1895 in Liverpool, Lancashire and baptised on 3 April the same year at All Saints Church, Stoneycroft, Lancashire. Family: Lived with father William Alfred, mother Annie and sister and brothers Hilda, Albert, Richard and Stanley. …

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Bernard Mitchell

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 8 September 1894 in Trentham, Staffordshire and baptised on 27 January 1895 in Trentham Parish Church. Family: He was the youngest of four children born to Frederick Mitchell, a groom – later a publican, and his wife …

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James Thomas

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 26 January 1878 in Chester, Cheshire. Family: He married Martha Badrock in 1903 in Chester, Cheshire. The couple had two children, Edith Mabel and Hilda. Residence: In 1911 James, his wife and two children were living at …

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Cecil Harold Williams

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 31 August 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 19 September 1896 in St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to Richard William Williams, a baker and confectioner, and his wife …

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Kenneth William Thomas Williams

Personal Details Born: 20 March 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of three children born to Richard William Williams, a baker and confectioner and his wife Elizabeth. He married Lucy Edith Attwood in 1925 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. …

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Harold John Parton

Personal Details Born: 14 June 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church on 5 September the same year. Family: He was the second of four children born to William Parton, an agricultural labourer, and his wife …

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Harry Hall

Personal Details Born: In 1896 in Whitchurch Shropshire and baptised on 9 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to Mary Hall. He married Emma Cracknell in 1916 …

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Alfred Williams

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 21 July 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 31 July the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the elder of two children born to John Williams, a general labourer, and his …

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Charles William Williams

Personal Details Born: 21 June 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the younger of two children born to John Williams, a labourer, and his wife Alice. He married Dorothy Bowdler on 24 December 1925 in Malinslee, Shropshire and together …

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Frank Harry Williams

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 4 December 1885 in Whixall, Shropshire and baptised on 14 March 1886 in the Wesleyan-Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the second of seven children born to Charles Henry Williams, a coal merchant, and his wife …

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Henry Williams

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 25 July 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 13 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of four children born to John Williams, a gardener, and his wife …

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Harold Williams

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: In 1897 in Norbury, Cheshire and baptised on 30 April the same year in Marbury Parish Church. Family: He was the second of five children born to Joseph Williams, a farm labourer, and his wife Emily. He …

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John Ernest George Jones

King's Liverpool Regiment

Personal Details Born: 18 March 1900 in Tilstock, Shropshire and baptised on 15 April the same year in Tilstock Parish Church. Family: He was the fourth of nine children born to George Jones, a farm wagonner, and his wife Harriet …

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Horace William Joyce

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 18 September 1900 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of six children born to Arthur Joyce, a turret clock maker, and his wife Jessie. Arthur and Jessie divorced and Arthur died in 1911, being buried …

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Walter Dennis Joyce

Personal Details Born: 20 August 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 9 September the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the youngest of four children born to Walter Conway Joyce, a clockmaker, and his wife Edith …

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George Harold Taylor

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 19 August 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of eleven children born to Herbert Taylor, a joiner, and his wife Jane. He married Annie Williams in 1917 in Birkenhead, Cheshire. The couple had six children – …

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Jesse Wilson

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 8 September 1879 (1939 Register has date of birth as 28 September) in Louth, Lincolnshire and baptised 18 January 1885 at St Michael`s Parish Church, Louth. Family: He was the fourth of eleven children born to Ephraim Wilson, …

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Edwin George Wilson

East Lancashire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 1899 in West Derby, Lancashire (possible). Family: On the 1901 Census he was Edwin George Williams, said to be the nephew of David Wilson, a grocer`s porter and his wife Hannah, but by the time of the …

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George Wilson

Personal Details Born: 29 May 1887 in the Whitchurch registration district and baptised on 3 July 1887 at St. Michael`s Parish Church, Marbury, Cheshire. Family: He was the eldest of three surviving children born to George Henry Wilson, a farm …

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William Henry Windsor

Personal Details Born: 8 October 1892. Family: He married Emily Frances O`Neill in 1917 in Preston, Lancashire. The couple had two children George William and Kathleen A. Residence: In 1919 an address of 43b Newtown, Whitchurch, Shropshire was given for …

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Bernard Powell Wisdom

Welsh Regiment

Personal Details Born: 16 November 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the elder of two children born to Ernest George Wisdom, a domestic butler, and his wife Elizabeth, nee Powell. He married Elizabeth Robinson in 1929 in Wem, Shropshire. …

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Robert Buckley Witts

Personal Details Born: 13 October 1877 in Nantwich, Cheshire and baptised 6 June 1881 at St. Michael`s Parish Church, Coventry, Warwickshire. Family: He was the sixth of at least seven children born to Francis Buckley Witts, a painter, and his …

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William Henry Wyatt

Personal Details Born: 1 January 1888 and baptised in St Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch on 29 February the same year. Family: He was the third of six surviving children born to William W and Marion Wyatt. He married Nellie Thelwell …

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Wallace Bailey Welch

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 7 October 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the youngest of four children of James Welch, a baker, and his wife Eliza. He married Ada Evans on 8 November 1919 in Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales and together …

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James Rowles Wilkinson

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 31 October 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 20 January 1890 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the second of eight children born to George Wilkinson, a butcher, and his wife Henrietta. He …

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John Wharton

King's Liverpool Regiment

Personal Details Born: 8 May 1878 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 29 May the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the sixth of ten children born to Thomas Wharton, a chimney sweep, and his …

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Frederick Joseph Wilkinson

Second Life Guards

Personal Details Born: 28 October 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to John W Wilkinson, a saddler and harness maker, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Olive Vera Couture in 1934 (possibly 1935 …

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Walter Wilde

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 14 March 1877 in Hodnet, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth of eight children born to Robert Henry Wilde, a coachman groom, and his wife Jane. He married Gertrude Annie Embrey in 1915 in Whitchurch, Shropshire; no …

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Charles Henry Lee

Royal Army Medical Corps

Personal Details Born: 22 February 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 18 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the second of seven children born to Richard Lee, a coach painter, and his …

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William George Prittie O’Connor

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 1 July 1883 in Pattingham, Staffordshire and baptised on 2 August 1883 at Pattingham Parish Church, Staffordshire. Family:  He was the third of four children born to the Rev John Prittie O`Connor, a clerk in Holy Orders, …

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William Rowe

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third child born to William Rowe, a labourer, and his wife Margaret. He married Ethel Mary Madeley on 5 February 1913 at St. John`s Wesleyan Chapel, Whitchurch. The couple …

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John William Thomas

Personal Details Born: 9 August 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 5 September 1894 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of six children born to John Thomas, a farm labourer, and his wife Ellen …

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Thomas William Thomas

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1892 Family: His pension record stated that he was married. Residence: The 1919 Absent Voters` List gave an address of 17 Egerton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire for him, but no other connection with this address can be found. …

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Richard Thomas

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1881 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 23 December 1881 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fourth of five children born to Morris Thomas, a labourer, and his wife Fanny. He married Dora Harding …

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Joseph Griffiths

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: Not known Family: Not known Residence: In 1919 an address of 25 Worthington Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire was given for him on the Absent Voters` List. Employment: Not known Died: Not known Military Details Regiment: Royal Field Artillery …

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Samuel Griffiths

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: Not known Family: Not known Residence: In 1919 his address on the Absent Voters` List was 31 Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Employment: Not known Died: Not known Military Details Regiment: Royal Engineers Rank: Sapper Service Number: 204290 …

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Ernest Albert Rolfe

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 23 August 1881 in Ellesmere, Shropshire. Family: Third of seven children born to Samuel and Mary Ann Rolfe. On 6 September 1904 Ernest married Ellen Roberts, of Bettisfield, in Ellesmere, Shropshire. Together they had at least 3 …

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Joseph Walford

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 19 January 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 17 February the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.   Family: According to the 1901 census Joseph Walford lived with his father George, mother Harriet and brothers …

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Francis Samuel Ward

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 25 February 1875 in Clerkenwell, London. Family: He was the nephew of William H Ward, a watch repairer and jeweller, and his wife Mary A; he had at least one sibling, Arthur J. He married Ada Elizabeth …

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Claud Somerset

Personal Details Born: In 1881 in Prees, Shropshire and baptised on 7 August 1881 in Prees Parish Church. Family: He was the third of four children of Vere Francis John Somerset, gentleman, and his wife Annette Catherine. No marriage can …

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Thomas Murray

Personal Details Born: 1 March 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 25 June the same year in the Unitarian Church of St. Saviour, Whitchurch. Family: He was the second of four children born to Thomas Murray, a fitter and …

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Jack Hughes

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details No personal details known. Military Details Regiment: Royal Field Artillery Rank: Gunner Service Number: 72396 Date of Enlistment: 6 November 1914 Date of Discharge: Not known Reason for Discharge: Not known  

Ernest Roberts

Personal Details Born: 6 March 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 29 March at St Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: Son of James and Sarah Roberts and grandson of John and Martha Prodger. In 1926 he married Lucy Purcell in …

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Charles Henry Hughes

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: Not known Family: The 1911 Census shows Arthur Fox, his wife Catherine Fox and his step son Gordon Hughes living at 1 Churton’s Yard, Whitchurch which is the address on the 1919 Absent Voters’ Register for Charles. …

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Samuel William Humphreys

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: Not known Family: He married Alice Maud Ankers in 1914 in Whitchurch, Shropshire; no children can be identified for the marriage, although Alice had previously given birth to six children – Beatrice, Alice, Archibald, Sidney, Reginald and …

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Frank Norris

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 2 February 1894 in Moreton Say, Market Drayton, Shropshire and baptised on 28 February the same year in Calverhall Parish Church, Shropshire. Family: He was the sixth of eleven surviving children born to Edward Norris, a farm …

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George Henry Oliver

Personal Details Born: 1 March 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 11 April the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the second of five surviving children born to Stephen Oliver, an iron foundry clerk, and his …

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William Parker

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: In 1885 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 15 January 1886 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the son of Mary Parker. He married Ann Ball on 26 February 1916 at the Parish Church …

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Wilfred Harry Pemberton

Royal Horse Artillery

Personal Details Born: 19 October 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 23 December the same year in Wem Methodist Chapel. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to Henry Pemberton, a tailor, and his wife Alice. He …

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Thomas William Rogers

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 20 October 1888, birth registered in Whitchurch. Family: Third of nine children born to Richard and Fanny Rogers. In late 1916 Thomas married Winifred Challoner in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had four children, Dorothy H, Winifred …

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Noel Jack Roles

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 30 September 1898 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was one of seven children born to Peter Roles, a general labourer, and his wife Jane, nee Hunt. He married Annie Elizabeth Wright in April 1929 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The …

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Thomas Lucas

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 1880 in Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the only child born to Thomas Lucas, a railway clerk, and his wife Harriet, nee Henshall. He married Elizabeth Smith on 12 December 1908 at St Mary`s Church, Stafford, …

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William John Lloyd

Highland Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 1881 in Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of six surviving children born to Robert Lloyd, a bricklayer, and his wife Ann, nee Batho. He married Martha Whalley in September 1910 in Wolstanton, Staffordshire. They had …

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Albert Charles Little

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 8 June 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 21 July 1895 at St Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the elder of two surviving children born to Albert Little, a clerk, and his wife Gertrude. He married …

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Geoffrey Mountain Lee

Personal Details Born: 10 October 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 19 November 1899 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of five children born to Leonard Lee, a chemist, and his wife Annie Elizabeth. He …

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Bertram Leonard Maddocks

Army Pay Corps

Personal Details Born: 12 September 1879 in Wrockwardine Wood, Shropshire, and baptised on 5 October the same year in Wrockwardine Parish Church. Family: He was the son of Joseph Maddocks, a publican, and his wife Harriett. He married Nellie Mealand …

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Harry Wagstaff

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: Bewdley, Worcester 1897 Family: He lived with his mother, Middie Wagstaff (maiden name Siviter), father, Alfred J. Wagstaff and his older brother, Frederick Horace and younger sister, Ena May. No marriage for Harry could be found. Residence: The 1901 census shows …

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George Wade

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 8 September 1889 in Halifax, Yorkshire and baptised on 12 September 1894 in St. Augustine’s Church, Halifax. Family: His father was Anthony Wade and mother was Eunice Wade, maiden name Ellis. He had six brothers and sisters, namely Thomas …

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Edward Lloyd

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He married Margaret Price in 1916 at Boughton Registry Office, Chester, Cheshire. The couple may have had five children Edward, John, Hannah, Edwin and Robert, but as Lloyd and Price are both common …

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George Bernard Harris

Royal Engineers

Personal Details No personal details known. Military Details Regiment: Royal Engineers (previously Cheshire Regiment) Rank: Private Service Number: 197382 (previously WR/259538 (RE) and 10271 (Cheshire)) Date of Enlistment: Not known Date of Discharge: Not known Reason for Discharge: Not known …

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George Gregory

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 9 December 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 5 January 1890 at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of five children born to George Gregory, a joiner, and his wife Hannah. He married …

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John Gaughan

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 1870 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of at least seven children born to John Gaughan, a licenced hawker, and his wife Ellen. No marriage can be found for him. Residence:  In 1871 his family …

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John Edgar Young

Army Veterinary Corps

Personal Details Born: 7 August 1873 in Newhall, Cheshire. Family: He was the fourth of nine children born to William Young, a farmer, and his wife Elizabeth. He had four brothers, Thomas, William, Charles and Harold and four sisters, Elizabeth, …

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Richard Herbert Wainwright

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire Family: He was the second child of Thomas and Martha Wainwright and had four brothers George, Thomas, James and Jack and one sister Martha. He married Rose Hannah Griffith in Whitchurch in 1905. The 1911 census lists …

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William John Minshall Young

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 6 April 1901 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the sixth of nine surviving children born to John Young, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary Ellen. He married Jane Reeves in 1937 in Whitchurch and together they …

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Walter Wormington

Royal Army Medical Corps

Personal Details Born: 15 October 1889 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire and baptised on 1 December the same year in Uttoxeter. Family: He was the youngest of five children born to Robert H Wormington, a domestic gardener, and his wife Hannah. He …

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Thomas Woodhall

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 21 January 1881 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 3 April the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church. Family: He was the youngest of seven children born to Charles Woodhall, a carpenter, and his wife Eliza. He married …

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George Frederick Woodhall

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 4 March 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 24 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church Family: He was the second of six children born to George Woodhall, a carpenter, and his wife Mary. He married …

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Richard Williams

Manchester Regiment

Personal Details Born: In 1869 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 8 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the second of seven children born to James Williams, a carter, and his wife Harriett …

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John Williams

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 28 May 1873 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 27 June the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to Elias Williams, a domestic coachman, and his wife …

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