William Slawson

Personal Details Born: 10 August 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 20 August the same year at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of eight children born to Moses Slawson, a horse breaker, and his wife …


Robert Slawson

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 17 October 1880 Family: The third son of Thomas and Emma Slawson of Bevan’s Yard, Yardington, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1905 Robert married Annie Elizabeth Killigrew and together they had 3 children – William, Robert Samuel and Ruby. Civilian Occupation: He left school …


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 …


Queen’s South Africa Medal

The Queen’s South Africa Medal is a British campaign medal which was awarded to British and Colonial military personnel, civilians employed in official capacity and war correspondents who served in the Second Boer War in South Africa. Altogether twenty-six clasps …


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 …