Honouring our Black Country Ancestors

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Honouring our Black Country Ancestors

Postby Northern Lass » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:16 am

"Their name Liveth Forever"

As we approach 2014 it will be 100 years since World War One.

So many lost their lives.

So many lost sons, husbands, and brothers ....

If your Ancestor is from the Black Country Area please put a post on this thread.

Please just post a few lines with their details and hopefully the list will grow.
Just one post please per ancestor, we will not run with researching the ancestor on this thread.

If anyone adds to this thread we have underway could they add in the subject the name
of ancestor with Surname in Caps first then christian name and reg and no if poss


I would like to try and add these names to a Roll of honour for our BCC get together next year in JULY.

I will start off with My Great Grandfather

We can time allowing add to Black Country Connections too.


The Soldier
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.


Rupert Brooke 1887-1915
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ROSE, Arthur pte 3715 Royal Warwickshire

Postby Northern Lass » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:18 am

I would like to remember my Gt Grandfather........

Private ARTHUR ROSE

http://bcconnections.tribalpages.com/tr ... i=10102024

3715, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
who died age 44
on 03 April 1919
Son of William and Jane Rose, of Cradley Heath; husband of Emily Rose, of 33, Clifton St., Old Hill. .
Remembered with honour
CRADLEY HEATH (ST. LUKE) CHURCHYARD Memorial and he is also buried at St Lukes.

He was in the Boar war and received some medals. He was also in the first world war.
As well as being on the Cradley Heath memorial, he is mentioned in a roll of honour booklet published by the local council just after the Great War, under the Old Hill council ward. A copy of this was placed inside the war memorial at Powke Lane Crematorium in Blackheath, although no names are listed on the memorial itself.
I have a copy of this booklet.
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JEAVONS, John

Postby snoopysue » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:52 am

I'd like to remember my great grandfather:

John Jeavons 1877-1928
He was born and brought up in West Bromwich, and apart from serving in the Royal Engineers during WW1 he always lived in the Trinity Road area. John worked as an iron moulder, and doesn't seem to have joined the army until 1916. During his service in Mesopotamia he contracted malaria, which would plague him the rest of his life, so much so that when he died, the Family thourght he was having a bout of malaria, but he died of pneumonia after putting in a full days work. We haven't been able to find out any definate information of John's service in Mesopotamia, but the country has been described as "Hell with flies"!
John's service must have affected him in some way, his relationship with his youngest daughter was never good - she was born in 1914, and when John came home after the war not only was she turfed out of her mothers bed, but she didn't recognise her father.
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WESTON, George 4th Batt. Worcs reg

Postby sparkstopper » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:13 am

Remembering my Gt.Uncles:
George WESTON b.1884, 4th.Batt. Worcs.Regt:
husband of Laura(nee Coley) living in Foxoak St.Cradley Heath.
http://bcconnections.tribalpages.com/fa ... ton-Family
Killed in Action 18th.Sept. 1916. Remembered with Honour
@ Viamertinghe Military Cemetery.
Also his brother John WESTON b.1893,husband of Florence(nee Rowberry).
survived the war but due to his traumatic experiences eventually died
in a mental hospital.
Semper Paratus:
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WILCOX, James pte -19981 - worcesters

Postby Northern Lass » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:58 pm

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"Pte Wilcox had served in the South African Campaign. He was the husband of Eliza Wilcox of 2/7 Eel Street, Oldbury, and son of the late Benjamin and Sarah Wilcox of Canal Side, Whimsey Bridge, Oldbury. In early June 3rd Worceters in rTenches between the Menin Road and Sanctuary Wood in the Ypres salient. Four men were killed, including Pte Wilcox."

From The Fallen of Oldbury, Langley and Warley 1914 - 1918 - Langly Local History Society
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Re: Honouring our Black Country Ancestors

Postby Northern Lass » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:01 pm

If anyone adds to this thread we have underway could they add in the subject the name
of ancestor with Surname in Caps first then christian name and reg and no if poss

Thanks :grin:
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JOHNSON, Leonard H

Postby Northern Lass » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:10 pm

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JOHNSON, LH

Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist
Service No:C/JX 389931
Date of Death:13/03/1944
Age:18
Regiment/Service:Royal Navy H.M.S. Milne
Grave Reference Plot B.6. Grave 1177.
Cemetery ROWLEY REGIS (ST. GILES) CHURCHYARD

Additional Information:
Son of Arthur and Ethel Johnson, of Hurst Green, Blackheath
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BLAKEWAY, Samuel

Postby Northern Lass » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:13 pm

BLAKEWAY, SAMUEL

Rank:
Corporal
Service No:
12594
Date of Death:
31/07/1917
Regiment/Service:
Worcestershire Regiment

1st Bn.
Panel Reference
Panel 34.
Memorial
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

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BENNETT, Joseph- 58382 -Machine gun corps

Postby Northern Lass » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:16 pm

BENNETT, JOSEPH

Rank:
Private
Service No:
58382
Date of Death:
12/04/1918
Regiment/Service:
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

31st Coy.
Panel Reference
Panel 11.
Memorial
PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

mentioned in the Rowley Booklet.

Bennett, Joseph 58382 Pte MGC (missing) 12 April 1918 37 Rowley Village
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STEVENS, DAVID -17206- Worcs Reg 9th btn

Postby Northern Lass » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:19 pm

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Rank:Private
Service No:17206
Date of Death:12/08/1915
Regiment/Service:Worcestershire Regiment 9th Bn.
Panel Reference
Panel 104 to 113.
Memorial HELLES MEMORIAL

David Stevens.
Birth Place: Springfield, Staffs.
Residence: Rowley Regis, Staffs.
Death Date: 12 Aug 1915.
Death Location: Gallipoli.
Enlistment Location: Dudley, Worcs.
Rank: Private.
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment.
Battalion: 9th Battalion.
Number: 17206.
Type of Casualty: Killed in action.
Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre.
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ALLCHURCH, Sergt. William 12803

Postby Marchesgirl » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:25 pm

William Henry Allchurch, born circa 1885. Seventh of 9 children born to Elijah Allchurch and Mary Ann nee Litchfield. Baptised at St. Mark's Church, Stambermill in 1898. Living at Stourbridge Road, Lye in 1891 and Ambelcote Bank in 1901. Served in the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal (date of gazette 12th May 1917). Died 10th October 1917 and buried at Godewaersvaelde British Cemetery.

Taken from the County Express newspaper for 10th November 1917:

AMBELCOTE MILITARY MEDALLIST
Dies of Wounds

Mr. and Mrs. E. Allchurch, 60, Stamford Road, Ambelcote, have received information of the death of their son Sergt. W. Allchurch. He was 34 years old, joined the Army three weeks after war was declared and won the Military Medal four months ago. A letter from the sister in charge of a Casualty Clearing Station in France, says:- “He was admitted here on the evening of the 9th, very ill indeed with a wound in the back, and a severe abdominal wound with internal injury. Everything possible was done for him, but he passed away at 7:15am on the 10th. He did not realise how ill he really was, but he knew I intended writing to you, and sent his love”.


Family are not on BCC but I can provide details for inclusion if required.
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MALLIN, Joseph -30138-Worcestershire Regiment 2nd/8th Bn

Postby Northern Lass » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:46 am

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MALLIN, J

Rank:Private
Service No:30138
Date of Death:21/03/1918
Regiment/Service:Worcestershire Regiment 2nd/8th Bn.
Grave Reference IV. D. 12.
Cemetery CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON

Additional Information:
Son of Mr. J. Mallin, of The Pear Tree Inn, Mincing Lane, Rowley Regis, Blackheath, Birmingham.
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PLANT, Harold- 4919567-Somerset Light Infantry 7th Bn.

Postby Northern Lass » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:49 am

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PLANT, HAROLD

Rank:Private
Service No:4919567
Date of Death:22/11/1944
Age:27
Regiment/Service:Somerset Light Infantry 7th Bn.
Panel ReferencePanel 3.Memorial GROESBEEK MEMORIAL

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Son of Joseph and Sarah Plant.
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DOVEY, Rolland- 14947978-Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Postby Northern Lass » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:59 am

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DOVEY, ROLLAND

Rank:Private
Service No:14947978
Date of Death:12/06/1945
Age:18
Regiment/Service:Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Grave ReferencePlot M.28. Grave 1047.
Cemetery ROWLEY REGIS (ST. GILES) CHURCHYARD

Additional Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Dovey, of Rowley Regis.
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HILL, J- 9491-Worcestershire Regiment transf. to (587083) La

Postby Northern Lass » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:43 am

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HILL, J

Rank:Private
Service No:9491
Date of Death:02/07/1918
Regiment/Service:Worcestershire Regiment transf. to (587083) Labour Corps
Grave ReferenceN. 29. 200.
Cemetery ROWLEY REGIS (ST. GILES) CHURCHYARD

Additional Information:
Husband of E. Payne (formerly Hill), of 91, Rowley Village, Rowley Regis
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