Leonard Freer

Hampshire Regiment

Personal Details Born:    18 July 1889 in Adderley, Shropshire. He and his twin brother Lancelot were baptised 25 August 1889  at Adderley Parish Church. Family:    He was the third child born to John Freer, a groom, and his wife Fanny, …


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 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 …


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 …


Percy Freer

Percy William Freer was born in Adderley, Shropshire in 1892, the fourth son of John and Fanny Freer of 2 Terrick Cottages, Whitchurch. Percy worked his passage to Australia in 1913. In August 1914 he enlisted in the Australian Infantry …