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.

Alfred Titley

Alfred John Titley was born at Wheaton Aston in 1894. He was the son of Arthur Titley, a brick layer, and his wife Lucy. By 1911 Arthur and Lucy had moved to live at The Pavement, Brewood. Alfred, aged 16, remained in Wheaton Aston where he worked as a live-in servant at The Hawthorns.

Alfred joined up in about March 1916. He served with the Army Service Corps before transferring to the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. He died of wounds on 1st April 1918 and is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, Somme, France. Alfred's division had been in action at the battles of St Quentin and Bapaume (during the German Operation Michael offensive) in the days before his death.

Private Alfred Titley, 29211 (previously S4/158435) 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.