Frank Edmund Kelly

Personal Details Born: 2 March 1888 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to Robert Edmund Kelly, a plumber and painter, and his wife Sarah. He married Ellen Annie Comer (known as Nellie) on 18 …


Peter Cecil Kelly

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 27 March 1892 Family: The second son of Robert Matthews and Kittie Kelly of Church Street, Ightfield, Shropshire. On the 24 July 1918 Peter married Rose Morris and together they had a son, Cecil. Civilian Occupation: On leaving school he became …


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 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 …


John Kelly

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

John James Kelly was born in Toxeth, Liverpool in 1885 and was the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Kelly. He was husband of Elizabeth (nee Gearing) Kelly, of 11, Rosemary Lane, Whitchurch and father of Robert Ernest. John worked …