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.

Andrew Homer

Andrew Homer was born in Brewood in 1883. He was the son of John Homer, a farm cowman, and his wife Sarah Ann who had moved into the area from Warwickshire. By 1891 the family were living at Gunstone. Andrew also worked as a cowman - in 1911 he was working at Hungary Hill Farm, Codsall Wood. Andrew married Leah Elizabeth Day in 1914; the couple may have lived in Ryton nr. Shifnal, Shropshire, where Leah was living after the war.

Andrew enlisted in about November 1916. He joined the 6th King's Shropshire Light Infantry and was promoted to Lance Corporal. He disappeared during the Battle of St Quentin (German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael) of 22nd March - 1 April 1918 and was later presumed dead. He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial.

Private Andrew Homer, 33002, 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.