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.

John Hitchcott

This name appears on the memorial in St Mary's Catholic Church, Brewood, as a casualty of the South African War.

The Hitchcot / Hitchcott / Hitchcox family was living in Brewood throughout the 19th century.

John Hitchcott was born in Brewood in 1883. In 1891 he was living with his grandparents John and Elizabeth Hitchcott at Kiddemore Green, Brewood. John joined the Militia (3rd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment) on 14th January 1899. He went to South Africa with the 1st battalion where he died of disease at Winburg in the Orange Free State on 4th March, 1901.

Private John Hitchcott, 5693, was awarded the Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal with clasps for Cape Colony and Orange Free State.

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.