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.

Private Thomas Salter

Thomas Salter appears to have been the son of John Thomas Salter and his wife, Dinah, born in 1889 and baptised at Pattingham on the 18th August. In 1891 the family lived at Perton Cottages, Tettenhall. Thomas was married to Mary who (after the war) lived at Broadwell Lane, Pattingham.

Thomas enlisted at Stafford, joining the 1st/1st Staffordshire Yeomanry. The battalion spent most of the war in the Egypt/Palestine theatre. It was involved in the taking of Gaza on 27th October 1917. Thomas Salter died on 24th October 1918 while the battalion was in Lebwe. The war diary notes that many men died in hospital of sickness at this time. Thomas is buried in the Beirut War Cemetery.

Private Thomas Salter, 300600 1st/1st S. Staffs, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

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.