WEM Rolls of HONOUR:
War Memorial and Loyal Refuge of Hope Lodge, [The Oddfellows], Wem
St. Peter & St. Paul Church, Wem

1914-1918
  • Tom Ashley*, Lance Corporal, [302184], 2nd/8th Bn., Manchester Regiment
    Born: Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Tuesday 14 August 1917
    Cemetery: SS Peter & Paul Church Cemetery, Wem, Shropshire [Grave Number: 21.25]
    Theatre of War: Home, died of wounds.
  • William Austin, Private, [21420], 6th Bn., Kings Shropshire Light Infantry,
    Born: Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Sunday 4 March 1917, died of wounds.
    Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Pier and Face 12A and 12D]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders
  • Henry Beckett*, Private, [39610], 2nd Garrison Bn., Manchester Regiment; formerly [19103], Border Regiment.
    Born: 1878, Wem, Shropshire; son of George & Eliza (neé Davies) Beckett; husband of Bertha Horrocks (formerly Beckett, neé Kenyon),
    of 98, Deane Rd., Bolton. In 1911 he was working as a tramway motor car driver in Bolton, Lancashire.
    Enlisted: Bolton, Lancashire
    Died: Pneumonia, Liverpool Hospital, Tuesday 30 January 1917
    Cemetery: Halliwell (St.Peter) Churchyard, Lancashire [Grave - Plot Number: K.499]
    Theatre of War: Home
  • Maurice Adam Black, Major, 5th Princess Charlotte of Wales Dragoon Guards, Household Cavalry of the Line & Royal Flying Corp
    Died: Sunday 11 February 1917
    Cemetery: Skopje British Cemetery, Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic) [Grave or Reference Panel Number: A5]
    Theatre of War: Killed in action.
  • Howard John Bromley*, Lance Serjeant, [10983] 5th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: son of Henry & Martha Bromley, of Tilley Green, Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Thursday 3 February 1916, aged 21.
    Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 47 & 49.]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • John Reginald Broomfield*, Private, [16508] 6th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Audlem, Cheshire; son of John & Mary Broomfield, of Lily House, Crucknore Rd., Prees Green, Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Residence: Preston Brockhurst, Shropshire
    Died: Friday 5 November 1915, aged 33, killed in action.
    Cemetery: Rue-du-Bacquerot No. 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: I.E.I]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders
  • Richard Herbert Butter*, Private, [55167], 9th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusilers; formerly [3467], Monmouthshire Yeomanry
    Died: Monday 29 April 1918, aged 25
    Cemetery: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,[Grave or Reference Panel Number: V.J.I.]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Alfred Cartwright, Corporal, [9747] 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Wem, Shropshire, son of Mrs Louisa Arrowsmith, 97, Moreton Corbett, Preston Brockhurst, Shrewsbury.
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury
    Residence: Moreton Corbett, Preston Brockhurst, Shrewsbury.
    Died: Sunday 19 December 1915, aged 19.
    Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 47 & 49]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, died of wounds.
  • Ernest Cartwright*, Private, [19684], 6th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Moreton Corbett, Preston Brockhurst, Shrewsbury, son of Mr & Mrs George Cartwright, of Ivy House, Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Residence: Aston, Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Thursday 16 August 1917, aged 22.
    Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 112 to 113]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • William Clorley*, Sapper, [266678], Corps. of Royal Engineers, Battalion Railways, 263rd R. Coy..
    Born: Whixall, Shropshire
    Residence: Whixall, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Sunday 13 April 1918.
    Cemetery: La Motte-Brebičre Comm Cemetery, Lamotte-Brebiere, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, Western European Theatre, died of wounds.
  • Samuel Alvery Cotton*, Driver, [T3/028026], Royal Army Service Corps.
    Born: 1892, Wem, Shropshire; also Rye Bank.
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Died: Prees Heath Hospital on 3 November 1918
    Cemetery: [Grave or Reference Panel Number: ]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders
  • Thomas Howard Darlington*, Gunner, [200872], Royal Garrison Artillery; formerly [1460], Welsh Army R.G.A.
    Born: Edstaston, son of Richard jebb & Rebecca Jane Darlington, of Paddon Green, Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Sunday 20 October 1918, aged 32.
    Cemetery: Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, Vicenza, Italy [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Plot 6. Row C. Grave 1]
    Theatre of War: West European
  • John Harold Davall*, Private, [39475], 2nd Bn., South Wales Borderers, formerly [4207], Monmouthshire Regiment.
    Born: Loppington, Shropshire, son of Mr. F. Davall, of Palms Hill, Wem, Shropshire; husband of C.A. Hamer (formerly Davall), of Glynmeirch Rd., Trebanos, Swansea, Glam.
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury
    Died: Saturday 21 October 1916, aged 29.
    Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Pier and Face 4A]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • William Davies, Private, [23752]. 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Tuesday 4 December 1917
    Cemetery: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 8 and 9]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Harry Sydney Edwards, *, Rifleman, [8943], 2Bn., Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)
    Born: Wem, Shropshire.
    Died: Sunday 9 May 1915, aged 28.
    Cemetery: Ploegstreet Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.[Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 10]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • J. Evans*
  • William Richard Charles Evans, Private, [200661], 1st/4th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Son of Annie Evans, of 20 Leek St., Wem, Shropshire, and the late Abraham Evans.
    Died: Friday 7 June 1918, aged 25.
    Cemetery: Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: ]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders.
  • George Edward France*, Private, [26612], 6th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry.
    Born: Stanton, Shropshire; son of Stepehen & Sarah France, of 52, Sherwood, Preston Brockhurst, Shropshire.
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Residence: Preston Brockhurst, Shropshire
    Died: Saturday 7 October 1916, aded 23; died of wounds.
    Cemetery: Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France. [Grave or Reference Panel Number: H.18]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders
  • John Garmston, Private, [19468], 3rd Bn. (3rd Coy), Coldstream Guards
    Born: Wem, Shropshire, 1898
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire.
    Residence: Ruabon, North Wales.
    Died: Tuesday 9 October 1917, aged 20.
    Cemetery: Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boezinge, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.[Grave or Reference Panel Number: VIII.B10]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Richard Gilbert, Private, [52388], 10th Bn., Cheshire Regiment
    Born: son of Alfred and Ann Gilbert, of Rue Wood, Wem, Shropshire.
    Died: Monday 23 October 1916, aged 17.
    Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: I.R.18]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders.
  • George Albert Griffiths, Private, [62914], The King's (Liverpool Regiment), Labour Companies.
    Born: Whitchurch, Shropshire.
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Wednesday 7 March 1917, aged 27.
    Cemetery: Wem Congregational Cemetery [Grave or Reference Panel Number: 9, left of main path.]
    Theatre of War: Home.
  • Thomas Groom*, Private, [54555], 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
    Born: Wrexham, son of George and Mary Groom, of 2, Beaumont Terrace, John's St., Castlefields, Shrewsbury; husband of Sarah Griffiths (formerly Groom), of 77, Church St., Rhosseyllen, Wrexham, Denbighshire.
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Residence: Wrexham
    Died: Friday 28 June 1918, aged 27.
    Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 5]
    Theatre of War: Flanders & France, killed in action.
  • John William Higgins*, Private, [24113], 7th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion.
    Born: Tilley, Wem; son of Thomas and Alice Higgins, of Moathouse Cottages, Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Wem
    Died: 9 April 1917, at the age of 20, killed in action on the Bois-des-Boeufs, near Tilloy,
    on the first day of the Battle of the Scarpe; killed in action.
    Cemetery: Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: IV. G. 5]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders.
  • Charles Hinton MM, Serjeant, [53548], 2nd Bn., Welsh Regiment
    Born: Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Altrincham
    Residence: Stretford, Cheshire
    Died: Thursday 31 October 1918
    Cemetery: Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: V.A.1.]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action. (Formerly 2571, Cheshire Regiment, MM.)
  • Silas Edward Huxley, Private, [S/43144] 6th/7th Bn., Gordon Highlanders
    Born: Wem, son of Mrs Laura Huxley, of 37, High St., Wem, Shropshire.
    Enlisted: Liverpool
    Died: Sunday 13 October 1918, aged 27
    Cemetery: Iwuy Communal Cemetery, Nord, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: B.13]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Joseph Jarman, Private, [9775], 2nd Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Died: Sunday 25 April 1915
    Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate), Ypres, West-Vlaaderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 47 and 49]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Edgar Jennings, Private, [230236], 4th Reserve Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry; transfered to (508692) 423rd Agricultural Coy., Labour Corps. Also served in Shropshire Yeomanry.
    Born: Son of Mrs Sarah Eliza Jennings, of The Pools farm, Wem
    Died: Thursday 13 February 1919, aged 25.
    Cemetery: SS. Peter and Paul Church Cemetery, Wem, Shropshire [Grave or Reference Panel Number: 22.37]
    Theatre of War:
  • Allan Jones, Acting Bombardier, [604288], 2nd/1st Shropshire Bty., Royal Horse Artillery
    Born: Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Jones, of 'Rothsay', Aston Rd., Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Tuesday 12 June 1917, aged 23
    Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (nord), France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: III.C.35]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders
  • H. Jones*
  • J. Jones*
  • John Cecil Jones*, Lance Corporal, [31639], 19th Bn., Welsh Regiment
    Born: Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Knighton, Radnorshire.
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: 3 April 1917, home.
    Cemetery: Wem, Shropshire
  • Percy Walter Jones, Private, [52854], 13th Bn., Chesire Regiment; formerly (2683) Shropshire Yeomanry.
    Born: Son of John and Eliza Ann Jones, of Blythbury Farm, Shifnal, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Baschurch, Shropshire
    Residence: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Died: Sunday 21 October 1916, aged 24
    Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Pier and Face 3C and 4A]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • William Edward Jones*, Private, [25976], 1st Bn., Cheshire Regiment.
    Born: Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Manchester
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Monday 5 November 1917
    Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebekke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 61 to 63]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Francis George Kynaston*, Private, [47379], 10th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers.
    Born: Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Thursday 22 August 1918, aged 35.
    Cemetery: Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, Nord, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: I.C.15]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Henry Lewis*, Private, [2/45805], 7th Bn., South Wales Borderers; formerly [M/287954] RASC
    Born: Liverpool, adopted son of Mr & Mrs Edgerton, of Barker's Green; husband of Florence Lewis, of 24, Barker's Green, Wem, Shropshire.
    Enlisted: Grove Park, London
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire.
    Died: Sunday 15 December 1918, aged 29 (Salonika)
    Cemetery: Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece [Grave or Reference Panel Number: 999]
    Theatre of War: Balkans.
  • James Albert Lewis, Driver, [25076], 84th Bde., Royal Field Artillery
    Born: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Bury, Lancs.
    Died: Wednesday 28 November 1917
    Cemetery: Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaaneren, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: I.G.29]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders
  • Harry Clive Lloyd, Private, [9900], 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Friday 23 October 1914
    Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 8]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, died of wounds.
  • Percy Ernest Kinsey Lloyd, Serjeant [6705], 2nd Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corp
    Born: Wem, Shropshire, son of Edward Stanley Lloyd and the late Sarah Lloyd, of 6 Summerfield Rd., Wem, Shropshire.
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Died: 31 October 1914, aged 30
    Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, died of wounds.
  • Charles Frederick Matthews*, Private, [52127], 1st Bn., Cheshire Regiment; formerly [3026], Shropshire Yeomanry
    Born: Wem, Shropshire, son of Mrs Emily Matthews, of 64, Noble St., wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Died: Monday 25 September 1916, aged 24
    Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France[Grave or Reference Panel Number: Pier and Face 3C and 4A]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Frederick Matthews, Private, [10290], 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Wem, Shropshire, son of Asenath Reynolds, of 45, Station Rd., Wem, Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Wednesday 10 November 1915, aged 17.
    Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: III.E.28]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • W. G. Matthews*
  • William Henry Millman, Serjeant, [21420], 6th Bn., Army Vertinary Corp.
    Born: Stourport, Worcs.
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
    Died: 4 March (25 November) 1917
    Cemetery: Alexandria War Memorial, Egypt
    Theatre of War: Egypt.
  • John Albert Morris*, Rifleman, [371487], 8th Bn., London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)
    Born: Son of Elizabeth Jane Morris, of 29, New St., Wem, Shropshire, and the late Joseph Morris
    Enlisted: London
    Residence: Congleton, Cheshire
    Died: Saturday 9 June 1917, aged 26
    Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: XIV.H.5.]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders
  • Fitzcharles Stebbings Page, Lance Serjeant, [10187], 'C' Coy., 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Sunday 3 September 1916, aged 20.
    Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: IV.A.22]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, died of wounds.
  • John Edward Parry*, Driver, [T/370384], 662nd Coy. (Park Royal), Royal Army Service Corps
    Born: Minsterley, Shropshire; son of the late John & Mary Parry; husband of Lily Annie Parry, of 2, Horton Villa, Horton, Wem.
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire.
    Died: 15 March 1918, aged 39
    Cemetery: SS Peter & Paul Church Cemetery, Wem, Shropshire [Grave or Reference Panel Number: 21.12]
    Theatre of War: Home.
  • George Pemberton*, Private, [18924], Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
    Born: Son of George & Emma Pemberton of Bomere Heath; husband of Ethel Beatrice Pemberton, of 6, Barkers Green, Wem, Shropshire.
    Died: 19 April 1916, aged 29
    Cemetery: Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders.
  • G.V. Phillips*, Driver, [T/313683], 530th Coy., 553rd Bn., Royal Army Service Corps; also [436578].
    Born: Wem, Shropshire, son of the late George Phillips of High St., Wem; husband of Harriet Marie Hassall (formerly Phillips), of 6, Lee Brockhurst, Shrewsbury.
    Died: 24 March 1919, aged 33
    Cemetery: SS Peter & Paul Church Cemetery, Wem, Shropshire [Grave or Reference Panel Number: 21.14]
    Theatre of War: .
  • John Henry Phillips, Private, [SASR/04540], Royal Army Service Corps.
    Born: 1876 in Wem, Shropshire; husband of Mrs Martha Ellen Phillips, of Pantymoor Cottage, Wem, Shropshire.
    Listed as general labourer (1911) and brickyard labourer (1901).
    Died: 5 August 1920, aged 44
    Cemetery: SS Peter & Paul Church Cemetery, Wem, Shropshire [Grave or Reference Panel Number: 24.18]
    Theatre of War: .
  • James Pitt*, Private, [17777], 7th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry.
    Born: Loppington, Shropshire; son of James & the late Mary Pitt, of Nonely, Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Market Drayton, Shropshire
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire Died: Thursday 3 May 1917, aged 18; killed in action.
    Cemetery: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Bay 7]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders
  • William Povey, Private, [6869] 2nd Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Wem, Shropshire, son of Thomas & Hannah Povey of 50, Noble St., Wem; aged 14, living and working at Bridlewaygate Farm, Moreton Corbet.
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Died: Tuesday 18 May 1915, died of wounds.
    Cemetery: Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: I.A.7 ]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders; from 8 May 1915 to 12 May 1915, the 2nd Battalion was engaged in the Battle of Frezenberg Ridge, part of the Second Battle of Ypres.
  • John Richmond Pugh*, Private, [203345], 6th Bn., Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment); formerly [1327], Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry
    Born: Son of William & Mary Ann Pugh, of 10, Wem Rd., Clive, Shrewsbury
    Enlisted: Bradford - on-Avon, Wiltshire
    Residence:Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Died: Thursday 5 December 1918, of phthisis (TB), aged 26
    Cemetery: Cologne Southern Cemetery, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany [Grave or Reference Panel Number: VII. E. 20 ]
    Theatre of War: Western Europe
  • Walter Purslow, Sapper, [42608], 67th Field Coy., Royal Engineers
    Born: 1875, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Died: Monday 9 August 1915
    Cemetery: Helles Memorial, TurkeyCanakkale, Turkey Plot: Final resting place unknown. Name listed on Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328. [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328]
    Theatre of War: Gallipoli, killed in action.
  • Francis Cooper Pye*, Corporal, [G/2359], 2nd. Bn., Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
    Born: Wem, 1892.
    Enlisted: Wrexham
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Wednesday 18 August 1915, aged 23.
    Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey [Grave or Reference Panel Number: 37 to 41 or 328]
    Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre: died at Gallipoli.
  • Frederick Thomas Ralphs, Private, [39551], 4th Bn., Worcestershire Regiment
    Born: Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Sunday 20 October 1918
    Cemetery: Stasegem Communal cemetery, Harelbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: A.14]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Thomas Ratcliffe*, Private, [237757], 1/1st Bn., Herefordshire Regiment
    Born: Edstaston, Shropshire; son of the late George & Jane Ratcliffe; husband of Frances Ratcliffe, of, 4, Creamore Bank, Wem, Shropshire.
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Tuesday, aged 30, 30 July 1918, killed in action.
    Cemetery: Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Aisne, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: IX. B. 9]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders
  • E. J. Richards*
  • William Rogerson*, Private, [23699], 7th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Wem, Shropshire, son of John William & Elizabeth Rogerson
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: 20 August 1916
    Cemetery: La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: ]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, died of wounds.
  • William Harold Ruff*, Private, [17218], 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Birmingham, son of Mrs Martha Elizabeth Ruff, of 12, Milcote Rd., Bearwood, Smethwick, Staffs.
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Residence: Smethwick, Staffs Died: Wednesday 2 January 1918, aged 24, died of wounds.
    Cemetery: Birmingham General Cemetery, warwickshire [Grave or Reference Panel Number: K55]
    Theatre of War: Home
  • John Charles Ryder, Private, [22235], 7th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Died: Sunday 30 July 1916
    Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Pier and Face 12A and 12D]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Percy Simmonds, Private, [25262], 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Cheswardine, Shropshire, nephew of Mrs Brookfield, of 3, Mine Cottages, Clive, Grinshall, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Thursday 22 August, aged 20
    Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: V.D.87]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, died.
  • George Josiah Smith, Serjeant, [7013], 5th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Clive, Shropshire, son of Thomas Smith, of Railway Inn, Yorton, Shropshire; husband of Florence Smith, of 17, Station Rd., Wem, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Saturday September 25 1915, aged 33
    Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 47 and 49]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Philip Edward Smith*, Private, [200995]1/4th Bn., King'd Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, son of Mr & Mrs Richard Smith; husband of Edith Mary Williams (formerly Smith), of The Laundry, Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury
    Died: Sunday 30 December 1917, aged 36, killed in action.
    Cemetery: thiepval Memorial, Somme, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Pier and Face 12A and 12D]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders,
  • Albert Henry Stinchcombe, Corporal, [200105], 1st/4th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: 1892, Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Wednesday 16 January 1918, aged 26
    Cemetery: Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: V.F.35]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, died of wounds.
  • T Vaughan*, Corporal. [1286], Royal Field Artillery
    Born: Son of William & Sarah Vaughan of Prees Lower Heath, Whitchurch, Shropshire
    Died: Tuesday 25 February 1919, aged 23
    Cemetery: St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: XIV. G.4]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders
  • C. Watkins
  • James Webb, Driver, [171012] Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery, 66th Div. Ammunition Coy.
    Born: Fauls Green, Prees, Shropshire, husband of Mrs Mary Webb, of Hill Top Bank, Wem, Shropshire, grandson of Michael Webb, (agricultural worker) born in Ireland.
    Died: 21 December 1917, aged 34
    Cemetery: Holy Emmanual, Fauls, Shropshire
    Theatre of War: Home.
  • Owen Edward Whitney, Corporal, [42108], 64th Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry); formerly [24317], King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Moreton Corbet, Shropshire
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Thursday 20 September 1917
    Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnerbeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: LIX. E. 3]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Frank Williams, Private, [10704], 5th & 7th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: 1890, in Wem, son of George & Rose Williams, of 8, Barker's Green, Wem, Shropshire.
    He was a farm labourer; his father, born 1856 in Wem, was a railway labourer and his mother was born in Pitchford, Shropshire in 1853.
    In 1911, he was living with his parents, and siblings, Fanny and Thomas.
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Tuesday 10 April 1917, died of wounds, aged 27
    Cemetery: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: III.G.24]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, died of wounds.
  • Thomas Richard Williams*, Corporal, [7006], 'A' Coy. 5th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Wem, Shropshire, son of Richard & Anne Williams
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Wem
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Wednesday 14 July 1915, aged 29
    Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: panel 47 and 49]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, died of wounds.
  • John Wright, Private, [6862], 2nd Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Shropshire, son of the late Charles & Mary Wright; husband of Elizabeth Breakwell (formerly Wright), of Hill Top, Clee Hill, Ludlow, Shropshire.
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Thursday 11 March 1915, aged 35
    Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 47 and 49]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Fred Cecil Wycherley, Private, [6076], 'A' Coy. 2nd Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Wem, son of Joseph & Jane Wycherley, of 56A, Noble St., Wem. Shropshire
    Enlisted: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Residence: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Thursday 14 January 1915, aged 20
    Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 47 and 49 ]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.
  • Robert Henry Wycherley, Lance Corporal, [200094], 1st/4th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Wem, Shropshire.
    Enlisted: Wem, Shropshire
    Died: Friday 19 April 1918, aged 27
    Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnerbeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 112 to 113]
    Theatre of War: France & Flanders, killed in action.

    *Member of the Loyal Refuge of Hope Lodge [The Oddfellows], Wem.
    Please click on the names written in red for further information about those individuals.

Much of the above information is available due to the efforts of Betty Askill in checking the records held by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and on the Army Roll of Honour, with the support of Mr & Mrs E.G. Dudley. We are also grateful to the Loyal Refuge of Hope Lodge, [The Oddfellows], Wem, for suppying the data relating to their members.

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