Charles Henry Lee

Royal Army Medical Corps

Personal Details Born: 22 February 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 18 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the second of seven children born to Richard Lee, a coach painter, and his …


Geoffrey Mountain Lee

Personal Details Born: 10 October 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 19 November 1899 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch. Family: He was the third of five children born to Leonard Lee, a chemist, and his wife Annie Elizabeth. He …


Whitewell Memorial

The memorial is opposite the entrance to Iscoyd Park. 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 …


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 …


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 Herald 23rd September 1916

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 23rd September 1916 concerning the death of Eric Hanson Lee. “Mr L Lee, High Street, Whitchurch on Tuesday night he received news that his second son John Arthur had been killed in action. On Thursday …


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 …


Philip Lee

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

Philip Warburton Lee was born in Iscoyd, Flintshire, Wales on 22nd February 1892, the eldest son of Joseph Henry Warburton Lee and Emmeline Vernon Warburton Lee of Broad Oak, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Philip attended Rugby School, followed by the Royal Military …


Chester Chronicle 30th September 1916

Report in the Chester Chronicle 30th September 1916 regarding the deaths of Eric Hanson Lee and his brother John Arthur Lee “Mr. Leonard Lee, who lost his wife only recently, has now sustained a fearfully heavy blow. Both sons have …