John Gibbons

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 5 April 1869 in Malpas, Cheshire. Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to Stephen Gibbons, a blacksmith, and his wife Catherine. He married Sarah Ann Hammond on 21 October 1897 at St. George’s Church, …


Malpas Memorial

  The memorial is outside St Oswald’s Church, Malpas. This is an ongoing project, information will be added to the website over the coming weeks and months. It is hoped that the people of Whitchurch, Shropshire and beyond will get …


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 …


Stephen Gibbons

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

Born in Malpas, Cheshire in 1878, the third son of the late Stephen Gibbons and Catherine Gibbons of Malpas, Cheshire. The 1911 Census shows Stephen as a domestic groom living at The Beeches, Overton, Malpas, Cheshire. Regiment : 16th (The …