Arthur Sparkes

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details Born: 22 February 1898. Family: The first child of Edwin and Harriet Sparkes of 6 Alkington Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Arthur married Sarah O’Boyle in 1924. Civilian Occupation: He was employed as a groom prior to the war. In 1939 he was a …


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 …


Harry Sparkes

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

Born in Whitchurch in 1900, the second son of Edwin and Harriett Sparkes of 6 Alkington Road, Whitchurch. Harry enlisted on his 18th Birthday in January 1918. Regiment : 10th (Service) Battalion Essex Regiment, formerly The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) No …