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.

Pte Francis Warrender, Durham Light Infantry

Francis Warrender was born at Blymhill Marsh in 1893 and was baptised at Blymhill Church on 1st May. He was the son of William Warrender, an estate gardener, and his wife, Betsy. After leaving school, Francis worked for a while as a carter on the Weston Park estate before moving to Bronington nr Whitchurch where he was living at the time of his enlistment in about May 1916.

Francis joined the Durham Light Infantry and was posted to the 13th Battalion. He died of wounds at No. 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station on on 12 June 1917 at which time his Division was engaged in the Battle of Messines. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery nr. Poperinghe, Belgium.

Private Francis Warrender, 203901 13th Bn Durham light infantry was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

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.