Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.
Edward Henry Bishton was born at Albrighton, Shropshire in about 1883 (his birth was registered Q1 1883). He was the son of James Bishton, cowman on a farm, and his wife Mary Ann. By 1911 Edward had moved to Codsall where he worked as a groom and lived at Bilbrook Lodge - boarding with the family of John Jones, coachman.
Edward may have been a member of the Territorials before the outbreak of war. He served with the 1/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment - a Territorial Battalion raised in Wolverhampton in August 1914. He went to France with the 1/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment in March, 1915. Edward probably saw action at Hooge at the end of July; he went missing on 13 October, 1915, when the Battalion attacked the Hohenzollern Redoubt (part of the Battle of Loos). He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
Acting Sergeant Edward Henry Bishton, 2876, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914-15 Star. He is remembered at Codsall and Pattingham.
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.