Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.
According to Soldiers Died in the Great War Thomas Tudor was born in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, in about 1896 and was a resident of Codsall, Staffs, at the time of his enlistment. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that he was the son of Mrs Clara Tudor of The Fold, Oaken, Wolverhampton.
Thomas enlisted at Wolverhampton. The amount of War Gratuity later paid to his mother indicates that he was either a serving soldier at the outbreak of war or that he joined up in August 1914. The latter seems most likely as he did not go to France until late May 1915 (his battalion, the 2nd South Staffs, had gone in August 1914.)
Thomas probably saw action at the Battle of Loos in the autumn of 1915. He went missing and was later presumed dead on 29th July, 1916 during the Battle of Delville Wood (a phase of The Battle of the Somme, 1916). He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Private Thomas Tudor, 15804, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 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.