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.

Gunner George Monckton

George Harry Monckton was baptised at Pattingham on 9th December, 1888. He was the son of James Monckton, a labourer, and his wife Mary Ann. The family lived at Nurton Hill, Pattingham. By 1911 the family were living at Westbeech, Pattingham and George was working as a farm labourer.

George probably enlisted in August 1914, joining the Royal Field Artillery. He went to France on the 9th September, 1915, where he probably saw service during the Battles of The Somme (1916), Ypres (1917) and Somme (1918). George was killed in action on 3rd September, 1918, when 124th Brigade RFA were involved in an attack on Beugny. He is buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension.

Gunner George Monckton, 18058, "A" Battery 124th Bde. Royal Field Artillery, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.

George's brothers John and Albert are named on the Roll of Honour in Pattingham Church.

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.