John Albert Wood

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details Born: In Ellesmere, Shropshire on 24 July 1894.  Family: The fifth child of James Albert and Sarah Jane Wood of Lock House, Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1920 he married Millicent A Boughey and together they had 3 children – George A …


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 …


James Wood

James Henry Wood, born in Barbridge, Cheshire in 1886, the eldest son of James and Sarah Wood of The Lock House, Grindley Brook, Whitchurch. James was working as a Porter in a Canal Warehouse at Pontcysyllte Wharf, Trevor, Denbighshire. Regiment …