Robert Rollo Pearce

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 20 August 1885 (this is the date on the civil birth record; the 1939 Register records 2 January 1886) in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland and was baptised there on 14 February 1886. Family: He was the eldest …


Frederick Pearce

Personal Details Born: 7 January 1888 in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland and baptised 12 February the same year in Berwick upon Tweed. Family: He was the second of four children born to William Funnell Pearce, a postmaster, and his wife …


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 …