Tag Archives: Staffordshire

Commando Winners of the Victoria Cross

The Commando Winners of the Victoria Cross Plaque may be found at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Lt Col Geoffrey Keyes VC, MC. Lt Col Charles Newman VC Sgt Thomas Durrant VC Maj Patrick Porteus VC L/Cpl Henry Harden … Continue reading

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Chasetown Saint Anne’s Church War Memorials

St Anne’ Church in Chasetown has become the caretaker of 4 plaques that were sited at the colliery pits where many of the men from the area worked. They commemorate men from 2,3,8, and 9 pits who lost their lives … Continue reading

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William James Thompson VC.

William James Thompson (1830 – 05/12/1891) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny on 9 July 1857. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 20 January 1860, Issue: 22347, Page: 179,  reads: “60th Rifles (1st Battalion), Private James … Continue reading

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John Henry Carless VC

John Henry Carless VC (11/11/1896 – 17/11/1917) is immortalised in a statue in Walsall, Staffordshire. He was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously for his actions during the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1914 while serving on aboard HMS Caledon. The Citation, recorded … Continue reading

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Barton Under Needwood War Memorial

The War Memorial in the village of Barton Under Needwood in Staffordshire may be found outside St James’ Parish Church. It is on a small fenced island and the bronze plaques are not easy to read. The churchyard of St … Continue reading

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War Memorials in Walsall

The town of Walsall in Staffordshire,  has a lot of War Memorials, and rather than creating individual pages for each one, I will rather put them altogether in one page and slowly split them off as I get to them … Continue reading

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Walsall Cenotaph

The cenotaph in Walsall, Staffordshire may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates 52.583179°, -1.983704°, it is situated on a small island in the middle of a roundabout. What does make this cenotaph interesting is that it is located on the … Continue reading

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Alrewas Village War Memorial

The War Memorial in Alrewas seems almost superfluous when the National Memorial Arboretum is relatively close by, but then the war memorial has been around much longer. A bus service runs between the village and Lichfield. The Arboretum is in … Continue reading

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Burntwood War Memorial

I was told about this war memorial in Burntwood by a local who was knowledgeable about the local history of the area. The memorial is a relatively new one and is in the parking lot of the Burntwood Memorial Community … Continue reading

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Heath-Hayes War Memorial

I walked past these gates on my way to St John’s Churchyard in Heath-Hayes, and while I could not read the text from where I was, I did make a note to return and investigate on my way home. After … Continue reading

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