Thomas Henry Elsley

Personal Details Born: In 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to Thomas Elsley, a bricklayer, and his wife Sarah Ann. He was unmarried. Residence: In 1901 his family were living in Wrexham Road, …


George Edwin Elsley

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 31 October 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest child of William Elsley, a joiner, and his wife Edith Elizabeth. No marriage can be traced for George. Residence: In 1901 he lived at 5 Sherrymill Hill, …


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 …


Silver War Badge

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the …


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 …