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.

The war memorial at Bishopswood lists Charles Edward Evans and John James Evans. I have not yet been able to positively identify these men.

The memorial may refer to John James Evans, the son of farm labourer John Evans and his wife Ruth. John's older brother Charles Edward appears to have been working at Ivetsey Farm in 1911 and it seems likely that John followed him there. It has not yet proved possible to identify John from amongst the many John Evans casualties of the war.

Alternatively, brothers John and Charles Evans (no middle names) were baptised at Wombourne in 1875 and 1881 but had moved to Kiddemore Green by 1891. They were the sons of labourer Richard Evans and his wife Fanny. John appears to have been killed in action while serving with the Lincolnshire Regiment but Charles was still living at Holly Cottage, Kiddemore Green in 1939. John is not otherwise remembered on any of the war memorials in the Brewood Civil Parish (Brewood, Bishopswood and Coven) although he was living in the parish when he enlisted.

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.