Robert Owen

Royal Garrison Artillery

Personal Details Born: In 1892 in Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire. Family: He was the eldest of five children born to Robert Owen, a butcher, and his wife Frances Sarah, nee Duffy. Robert senior was previously married to Elizabeth and together …


Alfred Owen

Lancashire Fusiliers

Personal Details Born: 25 January 1897 in Southport, Lancashire. Family: He was the second of five children born to Robert Owen, a butcher and his wife Frances Sarah, nee Duffy. He had a twin brother David. His father Robert had …


John Thomas Owen

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 4 December 1894. Family: The only son of Thomas Daniel and Martha Owen of 9 Egerton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. John married Margaret A Gibbons in 1926 and our research suggests they had a daughter, Margaret A. Civilian Occupation: He was employed …


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 …


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 …


Nantwich Guardian 8 November 1918

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 8 November 1918 regarding the death of Wilfrid Owen “Much sympathy is expressed with Mr. Harry Owen and family in the bereavement which they have sustained by the death from pneumonia of their son, Mr. …