Joseph Mellor

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 2 August 1889 in Bickley, Cheshire and baptised on 22 September 1889 at St. Oswald’s Church, Malpas, Cheshire. Family: He was the third of seven children born to Thomas Mellor, a gardener’s labourer, and his wife Ann. …


Percy George Mellor

Personal Details Born: 13 January 1894 Family: The sixth child of Thomas and Mary Mellor of Prees Wood, Prees, Shropshire. In 1913 he married Frances Annie Jones and was father to George, Leslie, Edith Lillian and Frederick Arthur. Civilian Occupation: In 1911 …


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 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 …


Enlisted January 1915

Mechanical Transport Drivers – William John Dodsworth & John Henry Williams Horse Transport Transport Drivers – William A. Kilgarriff, Herbert Roberts, John Hayward, William Arthur Dawson, Alfred Fowles, George Fowles, Arthur Chidlow & Thomas Stockton