William Henry Stockton

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: 29 July 1889 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 14 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the fifth child of Benjamin Stockton, an iron moulder’s labourer, and his wife Alice. …


Albert Stockton

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: February 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 2 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s parish church. Family: He was the fourth of six children born to Charles Stockton, a railway platelayer, and his wife Mary. He …


William Edgar Stockton

Royal Air Force

Personal Details Born: 4 December 1897 in Marley Green, Cheshire and baptised 2 January 1898 in Marbury Parish Church, Cheshire. (Note that the date of birth declared on the 1939 Register was 26 October 1897) Family: He was the youngest …


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 …


Enlisted January 1915

Mechanical Transport Drivers – William John Dodsworth & John Henry Williams Horse Transport Transport Drivers – William A. Kilgarriff, Herbert Roberts, John Hayward, William Arthur Dawson, Alfred Fowles, George Fowles, Arthur Chidlow & Thomas Stockton