Harry Hall

Personal Details Born: In 1896 in Whitchurch Shropshire and baptised on 9 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to Mary Hall. He married Emma Cracknell in 1916 …


William George Hall

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: In 1876 in Limehouse, Middlesex. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to William Hall, a labourer, and his wife Rebecca. No marriage can be traced for William. Residence: In 1881 and 1891 he lived …


Harry Holding

Labour Corps

Personal Details Born: 7 July 1876 in Pitchford, Wem, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of three children born to Thomas Holding, a baker, and his wife Emily (the baptism record identifies her as Mary Anne). He married Sarah Ann …


George Hall

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 31 July 1875 in Oakengates, Shropshire. Family: He was the third of five children of George Hall, a stone breaker, and his wife Mary. He also had two step siblings from his mother’s first marriage. George married Martha …


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 …


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 …


Percy Hall

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

Born in Whitchurch, Shropshire in 1896, the eldest son of George and the late Emily Hall of 4 Churton’s Yard, Bark Hill, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The 1911 Census shows Percy as an errand boy. Regiment : 199th Company Machine Gun Corps …