South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

William Salter

William Salter was born in Wrockwardine near Wellington, Shropshire on 4th February 1893. He was the son of Thomas Salter, a labourer, and his wife Mary Anne. The family lived at Haygate Cottage. In about 1900 the Salters moved to Marsh Lane, Bushbury, where Thomas worked as a farm waggoner. By 1911 they had moved to Longnor. William had followed in his father's footsteps and was working as a farm waggoner.

William enlisted in about November 1914. He joined the 133rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery as a Driver. He was sent to Salonica in December, 1915 where he died on 5th November, 1916. The cause of his death is not known, but (like that of many other soldiers in Salonica) may have been from malaria. He is buried in Salonica (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery.

Driver William Salter, 31603, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914/15 Star.

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.