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.

Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton was born at Hilton, nr. Bridgnorth on 4th April, 1898. He was the son of Arthur Monckton and his wife, Lady Gertrude. Christopher was educated at Eton but left to take up a commission in the Royal Irish Fusiliers in 1915. He was attached to the Royal Flying Corps and obtained his 'wings' flying a Maurice Farman biplane in November, 1915. Having been promoted to full Lieutenant, he served with the British Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders where he was killed in action on 1st July, 1916, being shot down while flying over German lines on a bombing mission. He is buried in Mons-en-Chaussee Communal Cemetery.

Christopher Monckton was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

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.