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.

Weston-under-Lizard War Memorials.

A stone cross by the side of the A5 at Weston-under-Lizard bears the inscription: "To the Glory of God and in Memory of the following Men of Weston-under-Lizard who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 - 1918. Commander The Hon. R. O. B. Bridgeman, D.S.O., R.N., Pte. W. R. Allman, Pte. J. Jervis, Pte. G. Price, Pte. W. Riley, Pte. F. Stevenson, Pte. E. Wynn, Pte T. Wynn."

The lychgate leading into the cemetery by the side of the A5 at Weston-under-Lizard bears the name of eight men who died in the First World War and lists all those who served in both World Wars.

In the cemetery is the cross from the grave of Commander Bridgeman in Dar-es-Salaam. It is either a very well-preserved original or a very accurate facsimile. Screwed to the back is a decayed wooden fragment bearing the dates 1917 and 1920.

A framed handwritten card in the church reads: 'For King and Country. To the Glory of God and in grateful memory of the men from this Parish who gave their lives in the First World War . . . "In God's Mercy" all from this Parish who served in the Second World War returned safely.' For some reason this list omits the name of George Price.

The memorial hangs beneath a stained glass window which offers thanks for the safe return of 'Orlando Viscount Newport Capt. 3rd Royal Scots & The Honble. Richard O. B. Bridgeman Lt. R.N. from the War in South Africa.' Sadly Richard Bridgeman heads the list of the men who died in WW1. His memorial is nearby.

Rank Name Unit Date of Death
Commander Richard Orlando Beaconsfield Bridgeman RN 1917-01-09
Private William Richard Allman North Staffordshire 7 1918-08-26
Driver John Jervis ASC 1916-08-22
Private Frederick Stevenson KSLI 2 1916-12-31
Private George Price KSLI 1 1917-06-16
Private William Riley Cheshire 6 1918-03-28
Private Ernest Wynn South Staffs 1/6 1917-03-14
Private Thomas Wynn KSLI 2 1916-08-15

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.