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.

Brewood War Memorial - SS Mary & Chad Churchyard.

A Gothic style cross in the churchyard of SS Mary & Chad. Designed by W D Caroe and unveiled in 1921. An inscription around the base of the cross reads TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF BREWOOD WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. AND IN THE WAR 1939-1946. The names of the men are carried on plaques attached to the steps beneath the cross.

A report in the Staffordshire Advertiser of 22nd November 1919, records the decision that the three wards of Brewood Parish Council (Bishopswood, Coven and Brewood), would each erect its own war memorial. A committee including the Vicar, the Parish Priest and the Congregational Minister was set up to decide the form of the Brewood memorial.

An article in the Express and Star of November 11th, 2006, records the addition of a further plaque bearing the name of Sergeant Herbert William Foster but there was no evidence of this when the memorial was photographed for this website (possibly covered by the poppy wreaths.)

Rank Name Unit Date of Death
Lieutenant B Asprey P of Wales's Own (West Yorks) 1915-02-24
Private G Beech S Staffs 8 1916-07-06
Private P Bentley Royal Sussex 11 1918-10-21
Private E E Bickley Duke of Well (West Riding) 2 1918-02-02
Private J Bill S Staffs Depot 1917-09-24
Able Seaman H Bradbury Royal Naval Division 1920-00-00
Private P Bradley S Staffs 1/6 att 172 RE 1915-06-06
Private G H Bridgwater S Staffs 1 1915-09-13
2nd Lieutenant R L Caunter Gloucestershire 7 1916-12-18
Private E T Cluett RAMC 1917-04-30
Private G H Davies S Staffs 7 1917-11-14
Private E J Donlan S Staffs 1 1915-05-17
Private A Farmer Norfolk 7 1917-04-28
Private W H Green Worcestershire 10 1917-09-20
Private W Haycock S Staffs 1 1916-07-14
Private G Haynes Essex 10 1918-09-21
Private A Kerry Leicestershire 1/4 1918-06-22
Private A Lewis Machine Gun Corps 164 1916-10-05
Private E A Lewis S Staffs 1/6 1915-10-13
Lance Corporal A Moorhouse S Staffs 1 1914-11-07
Private C Moorhouse S Staffs 2 1914-10-25
Sapper G Newman RE 12 Div Signal Coy 1917-11-30
Private W Nichols E Yorkshire 2 1915-09-29
Driver G Parkes RFA D 112 1917-05-31
Rifleman G W Pearce London (Finsbury Rifles) 11 1918-11-22
Private R G Perkin N Staffs 2/6 1917-04-14
Private S Sargeant Notts & Derby (S Foresters) 13 1917-02-11
Lance Corporal C Slaney S Staffs 7 1915-09-01
Private E C Smith Worcestershire 4 1915-08-06
Private J J Stones S Staffs 1 1917-11-13
Gunner T Till RFA D 155 1919-01-06
Private C Wakelam Royal Tank Corps 14 Bn 1918-08-11
Lance Corporal T Wall Coldstream Guards 1 1915-01-25
Driver W H Ward RFA B 102 1919-03-10

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.