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 Wall

Timothy Henry Wall was born at Hay Mills, Birmingham in 1881. He was the son of Samuel Wall, a mill waggoner from Claverley, and his wife Elizabeth. By 1891 the family was living at 84 Moor Street, West Bromwich.

In 1901 Timothy was a Private in the Coldstream Guards, living at St George's Barracks, St Martins-in-the-Fields, London. He married Annie Louisa Collins at West Bromwich in 1906 and, by 1911, was living with his wife and three children at Slade Heath, Paradise, Coven. Timothy was working as a factory clerk.

Timothy rejoined the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards on the outbreak of war going to France on 11th September 1914. He would have joined his unit at about the start of the 'Race to the Sea' and would have been present at the Battle of Ypres during which the 1st Coldstream Guards took very heavy casualties. Timothy was killed in action on 25th January 1915 when the 1st Coldstreams were in trenches near Cuinchy. The Germans exploded four mines under the British trenches before launching an attack. 20 Other Ranks were killed, 54 wounded and 118 missing. Timothy has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.

Lance Corporal Timothy Henry Wall 3700 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914 Star with clasp. He is also commemorated on the memorial at St Mary's Catholic Church, Brewood.

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.