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.

William Meagher

William Edward Meagher and his brother John Edward, appear to have been cousins of Mary Bagnall who was Head Teacher of St Mary's School, Brewood, in the early years of the 20th century. They were sons of William and Julia Meagher of St Michael in the Vale, Guernsey, Channel Islands. William was a general labourer.

William Edward was born in about 1888. He was living in Sparkhill, Birmingham when he enlisted in about November 1914. He served with the 1/5 Battalion of the Royal Worcestershire Regiment, going to France in June 1915. He appears to have gone missing in action on the 18th August, 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He was later presumed dead. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Private William Meagher, 200766 (late 3012) was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914/15 Star. He is commemorated on the memorial in St Mary's Catholic Church, Brewood, Staffordshire.

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.