Monthly Archives: November 2011

Llewellyn Atcherley’s World War One

< Back to Major Llewellyn Atcherley and the elusive suffragette – Part 2 < More Atcherley stories from World War 1 Updated 20 Sep 2014. Llewellyn William Atcherley was the highest-ranking member of the family to serve in the Great War. A former officer with the Army Service Corps, he returned to the Army on 5 August 1914 from the Reserve,… Read more »

Jack Rowland Atcherley’s World War One

< More Atcherley stories from World War 1 As my other World War One articles have shown, although no Atcherleys died in the Great War not all of those who fought came back unscathed. Some suffered relatively minor gunshot or shrapnel wounds, and one was wounded so severely that he was discharged before the war’s end. Jack Rowland Atcherley also… Read more »

Atcherley descendants who fell in World War One

< More Atcherley stories from World War 1 Updated 3 August 2014 They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. From For the fallen by Laurance Binyon (1914). Although no Atcherleys lost… Read more »

Samuel Atcherley’s World War One

< More Atcherley stories from World War 1 Updated 14 July 2012 and 2 August 2014. Samuel Atcherley was a first cousin of Henry Atcherley (see Henry Atcherley’s World War One). Like Henry, he joined the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Unlike Henry however, Samuel joined the KSLI long before the Great War started – and he was discharged from the… Read more »

Douglas Atcherley’s World War One

< More Atcherley stories from World War 1 Douglas Robert Atcherley’s Army service records reveal a man who served with three different regiments, before, during and after the Great War; a man who went to France to fight for King and country three times during that war; a man who twice received gunshot wounds; and man who was captured by… Read more »

Henry Atcherley’s World War One

< More Atcherley stories from World War 1 On 13 November 1915, in the Shropshire town of Wellington, the physical condition of Henry Atcherley, of 68 Trench Lane was assessed by a Medical Officer. Henry, a driller employed by C & W Walker at the Midland Iron Works in nearby Donnington, was found to be 24 years and 6 months… Read more »