Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.
For many years, every Remembrance Sunday, I listened to the reading out of the names of the men of Brewood who had given their lives in the two World Wars. I often wondered about the people behind the names. What were they like? What did they do? How did they meet their end? Now, a century on from the start of the Great War, as the names begin to fade into history, it seems a good time to record what is still known about those men.
This website is an attempt to do just that. The information has mostly been gathered from official sources - the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the HMSO publication Soldiers Died In The Great War, the official rolls of medals awarded, etc. Unfortunately most of the service records of the men who served in the Army were destroyed by bombing in World War Two.
In most cases it has been possible to identify the men named on the memorials with a high degree of certainty but - inevitably - there will be mistakes. The biographies have been pieced together from information which is usually very fragmentary - again there will be times when I have joined the dots incorrectly. Please let me know of any errors so that I can correct them.
This website is a work in progress. At present it does not include details of those who gave their lives in WW2. New information is being added as available. If you can add anything - especially if you have photos or stories about these men - I would be delighted to hear from you.
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.