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.

Coven War Memorial - Memorial Hall.

The memorial consists of an enclosed and gated area outside the Coven Memorial Hall. The area is backed by a stone wall with a slate panel bearing the names of thirteen men who died in the First World War and seven who died in the Second. Above the names is a crucifix and beneath is the inscription 'We will remember them.'

The memorial in St Paul's Church gives the full date of death for each Great War casualty which allows the confident identification of several men who otherwise have no obvious connection to the village.

Rank Name Unit Date of Death
Private Edwin Wellings Warwickshire 2 1914-12-19
Boy 1st Class James Snead HMS Invincible 1916-05-31
Private Charles Hayward RAMC 1916-07-14
Private William Oliver Jones Suffolk 7 1917-08-09
Bert Davis 1917-09-00
Private Arthur Victor Upperdine South Staffs 2/5 1917-09-27
Gunner Joseph Deans RFA 82 1917-09-30
Lieutenant Richard Standeford Pullen South Staffs 1 1917-10-26
Sapper Charles Henry Bickley Canadian Railway Troops 13 1918-03-28
Private Frank Highway Essex 2 1918-04-18
Lieutenant Henry William Wellings KSLI 1918-06-20
Lance Bombardier George Davis RGA 231 1918-10-15
Gunner Alfred Morris RGA 71 1918-11-21
George H Ward 1941-03-00
Thomas E Smith 1941-11-00
Kenneth W Pringle 1944-01-00
John D Vincent 1944-06-00
James H Sayfritz 1944-07-00
E A Cooke 1944-09-00
David Muir 1945-05-00

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.