William Henry Steele

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 5 June 1893 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 22 June the same year at St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch.  Family: He was the sixth of seven surviving children born to George Steele, a blacksmith, and his wife …


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 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 …


Whitchurch Herald 2nd February 1918

Report in the Whitchurch Herald 2nd February 1918 of a letter received by Mr and Mrs Steele regarding the death of their son, Arthur Beech Steele “While out on patrol duties early in the morning of the 22nd January I …