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.

T Till

Thomas William Till was born in about 1890. He may be the William Till, son of George (a labourer) and Elizabeth born at Coven 15th Dec 1889 and baptized there on 12 Jan 1890. This family were living at Lower Green, Brewood in 1901.

Thomas William lived at White Oaks, Bishopswood. He married Alice Brown at Bishopswood in 1913 and had two children - James William and Thomas Richard.

Thomas attested for military service on 11th December 1915 but he was not mobilized until 12th May 1916. He went to France on 10th November 1916 as a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery. He was seriously wounded on 31st May 1916 whilst serving with 'D' Battery, 155 Brigade RFA. His wound left him unable to walk.

Thomas was discharged from the Army in September 1917. He died on the 6th January 1919 and is buried in the churchyard of SS Mary & Chad, Brewood.

Gunner Thomas William Till 146533 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He had also received a silver war badge - a token to show that he had 'done his bit' and to protect him from accusations of shirking.

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.