Alfred Haycocks

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 28 January 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the fifth of nine children born to Thomas Henry Haycocks, a general labourer, and his wife Mary Elizabeth. He married Doris Palin in 1916 in Whitchurch and together …


Charles Thomas Heycocks

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 7 October 1882 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 27 October the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. He was also known by the name Haycocks. Family: He was the third of six children born to …


John Willie Haycocks

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 25 March 1901 in Bronington, Flintshire, Wales and was baptised on 21 July the same year in Bronington Parish Church. Family: He was the eldest of four children born to Lloyd John Haycocks, a clay miner, and …


George Haycocks

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: In April 1898. Family: The sixth child of Thomas Henry and Mary Haycocks of 8 Smallbrook Buildings, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Civilian Occupation: Prior to the war he worked as a baker and van driver.   Other Information: Brother to John …


Ernest Haycocks

Personal Details Born: 30 April 1896 or 1897. Family: The third child of Alfred and Mary Haycocks of 12 Brownlow Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Ernest married Jessie L Groom in 1935 and together they had 2 children – William J and Susan …


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 …