James Boyle

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born:  In 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was one of nine children born to Patrick Boyle, a labourer in an iron foundry, and his wife Margaret (nee O`Neill). His father died in about 1897. By the time …


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 …


John Boyle

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

Born in Whitchurch in 1882, the second son of Patrick and Margaret Boyle. Husband of Ellen (nee Owen) Boyle of 41a Newtown Street, Whitchurch, father of George. John worked for the Local Foundry (W H Smith) erecting Dutch Barns. He …