Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.
An engraved brass plaque on the North wall of the chancel bearing the title 'The Great War / 1914 - 1918. / Coven Parish / The Heroic Dead.' The names of thirteen men are given along with their dates of death. At the bottom of the plaque is the quotation: "These are not dead, they live, they live, / They died for us, their lives to give, / They fell, 't'is true, amid the strife! / But - they fell asleep to wake to life."
|Rank||Name||Unit||Date of Death|
|Private||Edwin Wellings||Warwickshire 2||1914-12-19|
|Boy 1st Class||James Snead||HMS Invincible||1916-05-31|
|Private||William Oliver Jones||Suffolk 7||1917-08-09|
|Private||Arthur Victor Upperdine||South Staffs 2/5||1917-09-27|
|Gunner||Joseph Deans||RFA 82||1917-09-30|
|Lieutenant||Richard Standeford Pullen||South Staffs 1||1917-10-26|
|Sapper||Charles Henry Bickley||Canadian Railway Troops 13||1918-03-28|
|Private||Frank Highway||Essex 2||1918-04-18|
|Lieutenant||Henry William Wellings||KSLI||1918-06-20|
|Lance Bombardier||George Davis||RGA 231||1918-10-15|
|Gunner||Alfred Morris||RGA 71||1918-11-21|
This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.