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.

Stretton War Memorial.

The memorial consists of a large stepped cross with a panel containing the inscription 'In Glorious Memory of Stretton Men Who Fell in the Great War 1914-1919' and the names of the men. Beneath this, on a lower step is the inscription 'Let none forget how vast the debt we owe to those who died.'

Lieut. Francis A. Monckton - Scots Guards
Lieut. Geoffrey V. F. Monckton - Scots Guards
Lieut. Cyril Gwyer - Grenadier Guards
Lieut. Christopher Monckton - Royal Flying Corps
L. Corp. John Squire M.M. - West York Regt
P'te Robert Ernest Herd - Welsh Regt
P'te Frank Kingston - 96th Canadian Highlanders

Rank Name Unit Date of Death
Lieutenant Francis Algernon Monckton Scots Guards 1 1914-11-08
Lieutenant Geoffrey Valentine Francis Monckton Scots Guards 1 1915-01-25
Lieutenant Cyril Gwyer Grenadier Guards 2 1918-08-27
Lieutenant Christopher Monckton Royal Flying Corps 1916-07-01
Lance Corporal John Squire West Yorkshire 12 1917-05-03
Private Robert Ernest Herd Royal Welsh Fusiliers 2 1917-09-26
Private Frank Kingston 96th Canadian Highlanders 1917-08-15

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.