Shropshire Star

War heroes honoured in new book

Historians Graham Greasley and Deryn Poppitt have finished work on their second book about the men and women from their home town that fought during the 1939 - 1945 conflict .

The new book

The book which looks at the people behind the war effort from Chirk will be for sale late November.

Entitled "Chirk 1939 - 1945" the book follows on from the one they wrote in 2018 on the First World War which was entitled "The Chirk Pals".

Mr Greasley said: "This book is a tribute to all those men and women and includes articlesfrom local newspapers along with a large number of pictures of the service personnel and other organisations that played their part in supporting the war effort back home."

Their research has uncovered some interesting facts and stories about the lives of the local inhabitants along with harrowing stories of Prisoners of War and aircraft crews that lost their lives during the conflict. The authoris said there were even some first hand stories from those that were involved in the conflict.

As with their first book they are taking advance orders as it will be a limited print . Anyone wanting to pre-order a copy should contact Graham on 07580482944 or email

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