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STOKE PRIOR WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Geoff Sullivan 2008

The Stoke Prior War Memorial stands in the grounds of the parish church of St Michael, Stoke Prior and takes the form of a stone wheel cross, with Celtic designs carved on the face and shaft, mounted on a tapering plinth with a three stepped base. There are 35 names for World War 2, none for any other conflict. The memorial was designed by The bromsgroce Guild.

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OUR
GLORIOUS
DEAD

ADAMS

Arthur
Private 12154, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 25 January 1917. Born and resident Bromsgrove, enlisted Worcester. Son of George and Laura Adams, of Stoke Heath. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIX. Row F. Grave 14.

ADAMS

[Horace] Leslie
Private 8960, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 20. Born Stoke Prior, enlisted Worcester, resident Stoke Works. Son of Andrew and Sarah Adams, of 1, Shrubbery Terrace, Stoke Works, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Buried in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 5.

ADAMS

Roland
Signal Boy J/23322, H.M.S. Good Hope, Royal Navy. Lost when his shiip was sunk in action off Coronel, on the coast of Chile, 1 November 1914. Aged 18. Born 18 April 1897 in Bromsgrive. Son of George and Laura Adams, of Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Prior to enlistment he was an office boy. Enlisted 18 April 1915 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 6¾, chest 34 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 3.

BARRETT

Joseph John
Private 35596, "D" Company, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Birmingham, resident Stoke Works. Son of James and Jane Barrett, of Stoke Works, Bromsgrove, Worcs; husband of Doris Gordon (formerly Barrett), of 55, Kendal Rd., Sparkbrook, Birmingham. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 5.

BELL

[Richard] Harold
Private 4568, "C" Company, 2nd Regiment, South African Infantry. Killed in action on 19th July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Richard and Edith Bell of Moorgate House, Stoke Prior near Bromsgrove. His father the late Mr. R. H. Bell, is listed as being of Duffs Rd., North Coast, Durban, Natal (a former station master at Bromsgrove). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 C.

BLUNDELL

William Arthur
Private 43016, 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 April 1917. Born Bromsgrove, enlisted Derby. Formerly 2483, Derbyshire Yeomanry. No known grave. Commmeorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 106 and 107.

BROOKS

George Ronald
Sergeant 20523, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 18 October 1916. Aged 18. Born and resident Stoke Pound, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Mrs. Caroline Bate, of Reservoir Cottage, Tardebigge, Bromsgrove, Worcs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.

BURTON

Harry
Stoker 1st Class SS/110300, H.M.S. Anchusa, Royal Navy. Killed in action 16 July 1918. Aged 26. Born 5th August 1892 in Bromsgrove. Son of James and Matilda Burton, of Weston Hall, Stoke Works, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Enlisted 26th August 1910 for 12 years. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 28.

COLLEY

John [Thomas]
Sapper 275576, 14th Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21 October 1917. Aged 33. Born and resident Bromsgrove, enlisted Stourbridge. Son of Edwin and Susan Colley, of Moorgate Cottage, Woodgate, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 21.

DAVIS

[Alfred] John
Lance Sergeant 5491, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 29 october 1914. Born Stoke Priory (sic), enlisted Birmingham. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LXV. Row H. Grave 3.

DEAKIN

Victor [Edward]
Private 31264, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 14 April 1917. Aged 41. Born West Bromwich, enlisted Aston feilds, Birmingham, resident Bromsgrove. Son of Joseph and Emma Deakin, of Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcs.; husband of Minnie Deakin, Woodgate, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 25.

DIXON

William
Lance Corporal 27089, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 25 January 1917. Aged 23. Born Hanbury, enlisted Stoke Works. Son of Edward and P. Dixon, of Sharpway Gate, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIX. Row F. Grave 15.

ETHERIDGE

Ernest Henry
Gunner 137351, 73rd Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in India 14 December 1917. Aged 17. Born Cardiff, enlisted Stourbridge, resident Stoke Prior. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert John Etheridge, of 6, Farfield, Stoke Pound, Hereford and Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. face 2.

FOX

Herbert
Private 40851, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 7 June 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Bromsgrove. Son of George and Mrs. M. A. Fox, of Stoke Pound, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Buried in MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 18.

FOX

Harry
Guardsman 29603, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Born Stoke Prior, enlisted Bromsgrove. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

FRANKS

Arthur [James]
Corporal 27138, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 April 1917. Aged 23. Born Stoke Heath, enlisted and resident Birmingham. Son of James Franks, of Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcs.; husband of Lily Maud Franks, of 9, Norton Terrace, Warren Rd., Stirchley, Birmingham. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 14.

HARRISON

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HATHERELL

Sidney [Satnley]
[Listed as HATHERALL on CWGC and SDGW] Private 15234, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 19. Born Stokeheath, enlisted Birmingham, resident Bromsgrove. Son of George Hatherall, of Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Formerly 16120, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

HEMINGWAY

Lionel
Sapper 6888, No 5. Siege Company, Royal Anglesey, Royal Engineers. Died at sea 9 May 1915. Aged 24. Born and resident Stoke Prior, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Susan P. Hemingway, of 21, Prince's Avenue, Witton, Droitwich Spa, Worcs., and the late David Hemingway. Buried in BEAUMARIS CEMETERY, Anglesey, North Wales. Church of England Grave 421.

HODGKINS

Albert
Private 29925, 11th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Die din Salonika 19 October 1918. Aged 21. Born Dudley, enlisted and resident Bromsgrove. Son of George and Hannah Hodgkins, of Coppieholt, Stoke Pound, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 555.

JAMES

Edwin
Private 9184, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 May 1916. Born and resident Bromsgrove, enlisted Haverfordwest, Pembrokehsire. Son of Mr Thomas James, British Row, Stoke Works. Served in Boer War. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 7.

JELFS

George Watkin
Lance Corporal 1313, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 June 1916. Born and enlisted Birmingham, resident Bromsgrove. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 26.

KINGS

George
Serjeant 33104, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds 27 May 1918. Born Upton Warren, Worcs., enlisted Coventry, resident Upper Caterham, Surrey. Son of Joseph and Mary Kings. Formerly 11837, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

KINGS

Jason John
Private 26938, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 10 December 1918. Aged 24. Born Stoke Prior, enlisted Blandford, Dorset, resident Bromsgrove. Son of Herbert and Susan Kings, of Stoke Pound, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Buried in RIBECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 17.

MANNING

William [Harry]
Private 1472, 2/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1916. Aged 21. Born Dodderhill, enlisted and resident Stoke Works. Son of William and Elizabeth Manning, of Shaw Lane, Stoke Works, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 18.

NASH

Frederick
Sergeant 19664, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 26 August 1916. Aged 26. Born Stoke Prior, enlisted and resident Birmingham. Son of the late Thomas John Steward Nash and Elizabeth Nash. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.

PASS

James
Private 5434, 3/7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 12 Nobvember 1916. Aged 31. Enlisted Worcester, resident Alvechurch. Son of James and Rachel Pass, of Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Buried in CHELTENHAM CEMETERY, Gloucestershire. Grave reference A1. 947.

PRICE

Cecil Oliver Eachus
Private 467245, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 28 April 1917. Aged 24. Born 21 January 1893 in Birmingham. Son of Charles Frederick and Alice Jane Price, of Field View, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcester. Mounted Policeman by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 15 September 1915 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Height 5 feet 8½ inches, girth 37 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black. Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7972 - 15

PUGH

Alfred Arthur
Lance Corporal 241053, 1/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted Worcester, resident Stoke Prior. Husband of Mary Rebecca Pugh, of Brookland Cottage, Perry Field Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.

SPALDING

Herbert
Private DM2/151143, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 3 June 1917. Born and resident Stoke Heath, enlisted Birmingham. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 17.

SPALDING

Walter
Private 241603, 1/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 6 April 1917. Aged 32. Born Bromsgrove, enlisted Stoke Works, resident Stoke Prior. Son of Joseph and Rose Spalding, of Folly Gardens, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcs. Formerly a bell ringer at Stoke Prior. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 36.. Also commemorated in the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers Rolls of Honour, St Paul's Cathedral, London.

STANTON

Albert
Private 31079, 9th Battalion, Wordcestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 25 January 1917. SBorn and resident Hanbury, Worcs., enlisted Stourbridge. on of Joseph and Janet Stanton, of Holmes Farm Hanbury. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 18 and 63.

STRIDE

Albert
Private 30637, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Born Stoke Prior, enlisted Droitwich, resident Bromsgrove. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 17.

STRIDE

Henry
Private 30059, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 21 May 1917. Born Stoke Prior, enlisted and resident Stoke Works. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

TOLLEY

William
Private 15599, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 10 August 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Stoke Prior, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Edward and Eliza Jane Tolley, of Folly Gardens, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcs. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 104 to 113.

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