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.

Frank Everall

Frank Everall was born in Brewood in about 1895. He was the son of John Everall, a domestic gardener, and his wife Elizabeth. Frank's father, John, had also been born in Brewood. In 1901 the family lived at Deans Field - John possibly worked as gardener at the big house next door.

By 1911 the Everalls had moved to Tettenhall where they lived at 25 Stockwell End. Frank and his elder brother John jun. were working as grooms for a gentleman.

Frank may have been a serving soldier at the start of the war or he may have joined up in the first few weeks. He served with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). He went to France on 9th February 1915 and was killed in action on the 12th March 1915 - on which day his regiment was in action at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.

Private Frank Everall, 12343, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 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.