Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.
Also commemorated on the memorial in St Mary's Catholic Church (as Edward Lewis). Probably Edward Rutter Lewis who was born in Brewood in 1891, the son of James and Emma Lewis. The family lived in Park Lane, Brewood. Both James and Edward worked as bricklayers.
Edward married Florence Edith Hood in 1913. He enlisted in the early months of the war and went to France in March 1915, serving with the 1/6th South Staffordshire Regiment. Edward was killed during the Assult on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on 13th October, 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
Private Edward Rutter Lewis, 3835, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914/15 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.