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 …


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 …


Whitchurch Herald 30th June 1917

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 30th June 1917 of a letter received by Mrs Chase regarding her husband, Edwin Chase “All the officers and men of his Battalion send you their deepest sympathy. They recognise that they had lost a …