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.

Codsall War Memorial.

The memorial in Station Road, Codsall, consists of a garden of remembrance. Two stone pillars carry a wrought iron arch carrying the Staffordshire Knot and the number 28 (presumably a reference to the number of Codsall men who died in the First World War). Bronze panels on the pillars bear the names of the men, additional panels extending the commemoration to World War Two. A further bronze panel facing the gateway bears the inscription 'In Honour and Grateful Memory of the Men of Codsall Parish who Fought and Died in the Great War 1914 - 1918' an additional panel adds 'And in the 1939 - 1945 World War.'

In the Parish Church of St Nicholas there is a brass roll of honour listing the men who died in the Great War and 194 men who fought and survived. A stone panel remembers the men who died in the Second World War.

Great War (composite list).

Rank Name Unit Date of Death
Private E E Bickley Duke of Well (West Riding) 2 1918-02-02
Private William Bird South Staffs 1 1916-08-31
Sergeant Edward Henry Bishton S Staffs 1/6 1915-10-13
Private George Henry Caswell S Staffs 1 1916-08-31
Lance Serjeant Jack Reading Caswell Royal Warwickshire 10 1918-05-15
Lieutenant Kevin Robert Furniss Royal Flying Corps 1917-04-19
Private Daniel Griffiths Worcestershire 3 1916-08-23
Serjeant Harold Grimley Royal Sussex 11 1916-10-21
Lieutenant Thomas Grosvenor Royal Flying Corps 1917-09-17
Lieutenant Richard William Haybittle Machine Gun Corps 185 1918-01-08
Pioneer Charles W Hughes Royal Engineers N Special Coy 1917-08-14
Rifleman Ernest Edward Leadbeater London 12 1916-10-07
Private James Marshall South Staffs 1 1916-07-14
A 2nd Corporal Thomas Medlicott Royal Engineers 67 Field Coy 1917-10-24
Sapper William Meredith Royal Engineers 115 Rly Coy 1915-08-26
Private Thomas Millward South Staffs 1/6 1915-10-13
Lance Corporal David Milton Northumberland Fus 8 1916-09-26
2 Lieutenant Reginald Charles Page South Staffs 8 1918-09-24
Shoeing Smith J W Picken RFA D 108 1918-12-07
Corporal Charles Henry Preston South Staffs 1/6 1916-07-01
Private Albert Henry Renshaw Staffordshire Yeomanry 1/1 1918-10-21
Surgeon Albert Joseph Tonkinson HMS Monmouth 1914-11-01
Lance Serjeant Arthur George Tonkinson South Staffs 1/5 1915-10-13
CSM Reginald George Tresise South Staffs 7 1915-08-09
Private Thomas Tudor South Staffs 2 1916-07-29
Private Alfred Williams 11th Sherwood Foresters 1917-06-07
Private William George Williams Queen's (R W Surrey) 7 1918-08-23
Private Walter Francis Willock Grenadier Guards 2 1916-09-15

Second World War (composite list).

J Fisher
T A H Fowke
D A Gold
T W H Gardiner
R R W Hazel
J M Iliff
J J Illidge (not on Station Road Memorial)
A D MacMillan
E V Percival
W T Rushton
G Smyth
E H Taylor
I C M Thompson
G W Wall

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.