Friday, 28 June 2013

St Margarets Church Olton, Solihull, war memorial plaque and names

A church that holds a splendid Christmas Fayre is the St Margaret's Church in Olton, Solihull. There are also two First World War memorial plaques within the church, dedicated to the men who did not return home after the war. Beautifully crafted in marble and decorated above the list of names.

This is the front of the church photographed a few weeks ago.

The side of the church which is adjacent to the Warwick road and Kineton Green road. This church does not have a grave yard. It was finished being built in about 1896. Each war memorial plaque is placed on either side on the main door. The names on the two plaques have their regiment listed beside them.

Names on plaque one:

Horace L Hill RE
Josiah Hill DCLI
Herbert J Hockley R Nfld R
Herbert Horton Middx R
Arthur P Huggins R War R
Horace B Jones N Staff R
Thomas H Lloyd Worc R
Betram Matthews R War R
William F Mundy RFA
Herbert D Phillips S Staff R
Alfred Rabone KOYLI
Edward Richards R Berks R
Walter S Rotherham RFA
Garnet Smith R War R
Elliot Spencer R War R
William Tarver R War R
George Townsend K L'Pool R
William J Townsend K L'Pool R
Donald G H Truman R War R
John H Vernon DCLI
Stanley A Vint R War R
Herbert S Wakelin R War R
Lawrence Waters Oxe & Bucks LI
Leslie Waters R War R
Albert Weale R War R
Leslie R Reeve MGC

Names on plaque two are as following:

Thomas H E Allman HCLI
Charles Wassinder R War R
Leonard Ball R W Kent R
Gilbert Bick Wilt R
John E Biddle R War R
Archibald H Buchanan Gun Hurs
Edward G Cakebread Devon R
Fred Checkley RGA
Richard W Choate C Gds
Douglas W Clarke Hamps R
Arthur L Copper RAMC
Harry Corbett Worc R
Percy W Corser Aus Imp F
William Dobson R War R
Maurice Edwards Aus Imp F
Frances G England R W Kent R
Albert Essex R W Fuss
John Franklin R War R
Ernest V Freeman RAMC
Gilbert Halstead RN
Thomas R Hanson R Wor R
Joseph F Harding Glouc R
Frank N Harston E Lan R
Horace A Hawkes Worc R
John Hawkes Can R Highrs
Eric Belfield Midd'x R


 There are about 52 names on these plaques, a lot of men to loose in such a small village. Especially as there is another plaque with more names in a church just down the road. That will be shown shortly, as well as the many other churches and memorials that I have photographed. Next week I also have a 1940s photograph album from another church service that is local to this one to show. It is a bit of a mystery!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Looking at Lode Lane and Elmdon Park in Solihull circa 1900s

Living on the busy Lode Lane in Solihull its hard to imagine it any different than the busy road it is today. Elmdon Park however is a haven of peace and still very much unspoilt by so called progress. These postcards are all from photographs taken in the early part of the twentieth century.

Yes Lode Lane was just a dirt track surrounded by country side and farm land. Our house was built in the early 1950s and the land was part of the farm here. Which is why when digging out our pond a few years ago we came across a tractor's axle and wheels. Its still there as impossible to dig out, so we just moved the pond a little further along.

Another view of Lode Lane on a postcard sent in December 1905. It was sent to a Miss Davies of 1 South View, Illesly from a M Mitchell thanking her for the card and present. How times have changed. now we would send an email or post a thanks on Facebook. But this type of information will vanish into the endless computer memory and be lost in time. If ever we were to loose the use of electricity and computers, how many photographs and memories would go just like that. Not so impossible that it could happen.

A postcard of Elmdon Park circa 1900s. Not sure which part as can not recall a fence as such around the park. But it does remain unchanged and a haven for wild life. We lived in Haymills when young and would walk to Elmdon Park with a picnic and sit at the top of the hill. Great fun rolling down the hill and playing in the trees. We moved in the mid 1970s to a house just around the corner from the park but as a teenager we visited the local pubs more than the park those days! Sometimes don't you wish you could turn back time.....

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Birmingham Cannon Hill Park War Memorial Parker to Yates

This is the last part of the War Memorial in Cannon Hill park for the South African Boer war in the late Victorian era. This covers the names from Parker to Yates of the men of Birmingham who were killed during this time in South Africa. For other names see the two previous parts. This is one of the largest War Memorials that I have photographed and there are more to come from Solihull, Birmingham and the surrounding area including ones found inside churches.

An old postcard of the memorial titled - the soldiers memorial Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. Not sure of the date of this one but would say around Edwardian times.

Panel four names included the following:

Pte W Parker
Pte C Parkes
Cpl W Parkinson
Gunr P Parry
Pte P Partridge
Pte H Partridge
Pte W H Payne
Pte C Pearce
Pte J Pearce
Pte L Pearce
Gunr A Pearson
Pte J Perkins
Pte H Perry
Pte A Phillips
Pte E Pike
Pte A Pinder
Pte H Plant
Cpl J H Pocock
Pte A Poole
Pte W Poole
Pte E Poolton
Arml Sgt J Porter
Pte W Postins
Sapr A Potter
Bglr C Powell
Pte J Pratt
Pte A H Price
Dvr L Price
Pte J E Pritchett
Lnce Cpl T R Pursall
Pte C Rabone
Gunr C Read
Pte H Reed
Pte A F Rennie
Pte A Rew
Stf Qms W F Richards
Pte C H Richardson
Lnce Cpl E Rigby
Pte W J Roadknight
Cpl A Roberts
Pte J W Roberts
Pte S Roberts
Pte R Rowe


Pte S Rogers
Pte T Rogers
Pte J H Roome
Pte H Rowberry
Lce Cpl A Rowbottom
Pte A Rowley
Pte P Rudge
Pte W Rudge
Pte A Rutter
Pte W Rutter
Pte E E Sage
Drv W F Salmon
Tpr A W Sanders
Pte E J Sanders
Lce Cpl A S Saucer
Pte J Scott
Pte C W Seaton
Pte A Steward
Tpr J Sedgebeer
Pte A Selman
Pte J Sharp
Pte T S Shaw
Pte H Sheaf
Pte A Shears
Pte W Shears
Pte W J Shepherd
Pte M Shellis
Lce Sgt C Shipton
Cln Sgt A Shoebotham
Tpr F J Silvester
Pte T Simmonds
Pte J Simmons
Pte J F Singleton
Lce Cpl J Skinner
Tpr A J Slade
Cpl J F Smallwood
Pte S Smith
Cpl T G Smith
Pte A Smith
Pte G H Smith
Pte J Smith
Pte J E Smith
Pte W C Smith


Lce Cpl H C Smith
Drmr A Snead
Pte W Spencer
Pte H J Spires
Pte J Stanley
Pte W R Stanton
Pte A Starkey
Lce Cpl W G Steed
Pte B Steward
Pte A Stockton
Pte C Styles
Pte T Summerfield
Pte C Summers
Lce Cpl L Sugden
Pte J Sutton
Pte R Swindle
Pte W R S Tallis
Pte W Taplin
Pte E Taroni
Armr Sgt C Tasker
Cpl S F Taylor
Pte W J Taylor
Tpr E R Tharme
Pte F Thomas
Drv J Thomas
Pte J Thomas
Cpl S Thomas
Pte T Thomas
Pte W Thomas
Pte F Thompson
Sgt J A Thompson
Pte J J Thompson
Gunr C H Till
Pte C Timmins
Pte W Tombs
Sgt J T Tranter
Pte I D Trinder
Pte E Turner
Cpl Sgt S Turner
Pte C H Upton
Pte W A Vale
Pte H Vincent
Pte J De Voisey


Tpr J Walford
Sgt H Walker
Pte J E Walker
Pte R Walter
Pte W Warkling
Cpl E W Ward
Pte B W Warden
Pte W Washbrook
Pte A Watson
Cpl F Weaver
Pte C Weaver
Pte C Webb
Tpr J Webb
Pte W E Webster
Pte B Wells
Lce Cpl J A Wells
Sgt G Weston
Pte J W Westwood
Pte T Wharton
Qr Mr Sgt W C Whatley
Gunr F Whelan
Pte W H Wittincham
Pte W Wigley
Stf Sgt H W Wilkes
Pte E Wilks
Gunr H Wilks
Pte A Williams (R Warw R)
Pte A Williams (KRR)
Cpl C J Williams
Pte J Wilson
Pte C Wood
Pte H Wood
Pte H D Wood
Pte J Wood
Pte S Woodward
Pte W Woodward
Cpl A Woolcott
Sgt G Worrod
Pte W Wright
Pte S Wyers
Gunr A Wykes
Pte J Wynn
Pte E S Yates
Drv W P Yates


That completes the Cannon Hill War Memorial. there is another war memorial by the park which has no names but I will show in another blog along with the others that I have now photographed and recorded.

There are so many postcards of this war memorial and it was a favourite during the first part of the twentieth century to visit for a holiday.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Boer War Memorial, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham Gardner to Parker

As the Boer War Memorial in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham has such a long list of names. Here is the second part covering the third panel from Gardner to Parker. The South African War soldiers who died from 1899 to 1902 from Birmingham are commemorated on this large memorial in the park.

This is the side view of the memorial taken in about 2007. Our dog Ufton was very interested also!

This postcard of Cannon Hill park was sent in 1944 by someone on holiday in the area. Apart from general aging of the stone and the park has less floral beds and topiary, little had changed.

Panel three has the following soldier's names:

Pte F Gardner
Pte R Gardner
Pte J Garner
Lte Cpl H R Garrety
Pte W George
Pte A Giles
Pte A G Gill
Pte E J Glover
Cpl W Gold
Pte E Goodchild
Pte T W Gooding
Pte W Goodman
Pte T C Gopsill
Pte W Greaves
Pte C Green
Sgt H Green
Pte H Grice
Pte H D Griffiths
Pte T H Griffiths
Pte O Grigg
Lte Cpl A G Grindley
Pte C L Grinsell
Pte E Grogan
Cpl C F Grove
Lce Cpl F Groves 
Lte Cpl A E Grupie
Cpl E J Hales
Pte S Hannan
Pte W Hancox
Pte D Harbone
Pte T Harding
Act Sgt C H Harris
Pte G A Harris
Pte J Harrison (RAMC)
Pte J Harrison (R War R)
Pte H J Harris-Cooper
Gunr J W Hawkins
Pte R Haydon
Sgt J C Hayes
Pte A Haynes
Gunr E Haynes
Pte T Heath
Pte S E Hedges
Pte C A Hemming


Pte R C Hemming
Pte E Hews
Pte T C Heslop
Pte E J Hildick
Pte W Hill
Pte F Hill
Pte J Hinks
Pte A Hinsley
Pte C Hobday
Cpl W J Hobson
Cpl T A Hodson
Pte W Hodson
Pte S Hogan
Pte R Holder
Pte T Holder
Sgt Maj E J Holliday
Pte H A Hollis
Pte F L Holloway
Pte W Holmes
Pte W Holtham
Pte W Hooper
Pte A Hopkins
Pte W Hopley
Pte A Hornsby
Dwr F Horton
Pte W Howard
Cpl F H Hughes
Pte G Hughes
Pte T Hughes
Gunr G Husband
Pte J Hussey
Pte H Hutchinson
Pte W Hynett
Pte W Ingram
Pte B Jeff
Pte E A Jeffs
Pte W Jobson
Pte A E Jones
Pte G H Jones
Pte J H Jones
Pte T H Jones
Pte W Jones (RWF)
Pte W Jones (R War R)

Pte C Johnson
Pte J T Johnson
Pte W Johnson
Pte G Johnstone
Pte H Jordan
Lce Cpl T Jordan
Tpr T E Jordison
Pte A Kelly
Pte C Kimber
Lce Cpl F Ladkin
Pte R Langford
Pte O Lanham
Pte W R Large
Pte G Lawley
Act Sgt A Lawton
Lanc Cpl H Lay
Pte S Leadbetter
Pte F Ledbrook
Pte H O Leatherbarrow
Pte C Lewis
Gunr E Lilley
Tpr J C Lilley
Pte J Ling
Pte W Llewellyn
Pte C Lloyd
Pte J J Lloyd
Pte M E Lloyd
Pte T Lloyd
Pte W F C Long
Pte V P Love
Pte R Lowe
Tpr C A Lucas
Pte W A Luke
Pte P S Macefield
Pte C H Maddox
Sapr F Maidment
Lce Cpl J Malpass
Pte S Malpass
Pte W H Manning
Act Sgt J H S Manuel
Pte H T March
Tpr W Marston
Lce Cpl A Martin
Pte E Martin

Pte F Mason
Pte M Mason
Tpr R S Mason
Pte W F Mason
Sgt H D Massey
Pte A S Matthews
Pte J Matthews
Pte A Matthewson

Gunr F Maling
Pte J McHale
Pte J McHugh
Pte A J McClean
Pte J McNamara
Pte J Metcalf
Sgt A Miller
Pte S T Mills
Pte W Minshull
Pte J Mobley
Pte F Mole
Pte P J Moran
Pte W T Morgan
Pte J Morley
Pte E C Morrall
Lce Cpl A J Morris
Pte C W Morris
Pte W Morris
Pte J Mosedale
Pte A Moulton
Tpr F P Mundy
Pte B Murray
Pte A J Munn
Lce Cpl D E Neale
Pte C J Neale
Pte C W Newton
Pte W H Nicholls
Pte C A Nicholson
Pte J Noakes
Pte R Noland
Cpl B Norris
Adml A C Nowland
Pte A Osborne
Pte H Pace
Pte C Palmer
Stf Sgt Fldl T Parker

Still one more panel to go and that I will cover in the next blog. Such a long list of names that is on this memorial of the Birmingham men that died during this Victorian war. Will we never learn!

Spring with one of the Tulip Festivals taken place in Cannon Hill Park. Such a riot of colour with the South African War Memorial standing in the middle.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Cannon Hill Park War Memorial, Birmingham for the South Africa War 1899 - 1902 (A - GA)

One of the longest list of names on a war memorial is in Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham. This memorial is to remember the fallen men from the South African War of 1899 to 1902. General Sir Ian Hamilton unveiled this large memorial for the Birmingham men who died in this conflict on the 23rd June 1906. Because each panel has such a long list of names, I will cover this over three blog posts for ease.

The sculpture was made by Albert Toft. I will apologies for this first very long blog post but the list of names run into hundred and then I have plenty of pictures with post cards to show. This blog will cover the names from the beginning of A to Gales.

This was the War Memorial situated in the park taken in January 2007.  It has essentially 4 sides to it with a dedication and then panels of names listed. Some have the regiment served and all have their rank. The panels were very difficult to read and I had to make a list after taking the photographs on this cold January day. Our dog was very patient and stood by my side looking up to see what I was doing!

Side 1 at the front had the dedication and it read as such:

To the glorious memory of the sons of Birmingham who fell in South Africa 1899 - 1902 and to perpetuate the example of all who served in the war. This memorial is erected by their fellow citizens.


There are some scattered memorials for this South African War also known as the Boer War around. Not as many as found for the First World War but they are very valuable to local historians and to those tracing their family history.

The above post card was sent in 1907 from Birmingham to Water Orton in Birmingham. It meant a lot to the sender who was a grandmother and I suspect a mother of one of the men listed.

The second side had the following names on listed in alphabetical order:

Lt C.A.L. Adams-Wylie
Pte P J Abnot
Act Bodr C Ablett
Cpt J Adams
Pt W Aldington
Pte E Allen
Pte J Allen
Pte A W Allett
Pte A Andrews
Pte H Andrews
Pte C Armstrong
Pte J Arnold
Tpr H A Asbury
Pte C Ashenford
Lte Cpl A Ashford
Pte S W Asyon
Lce Cpl W Atkins
Pte L H Austin
Pte G S Austin
Tpr W J Austin
Pte C L Averell
Pte W A Ayres
Pte R Bailey
Tpr A Baker
Pte A H Baker
Pte W T Ballard
Pte W Barber
Pte S Barnes
Pte B Barnes
Pte W Barnes (R War R)
Pte W Barnes (S W Bdrs)
Pte F T Barton
Pte W Barton
Pte W H Barton
Pte F Bates
Sgt C Baycliffe
Sgt A Bednall
Pte J Beeman
Tpr J Beetlestone
Pte C Benham
Lte Cpl A Bennett
Pte AA Benton
Pte L Benton
Pte W C Berry
Lce Cpl A E Betts
Dvr C Bithells
Pte F J Blakeman
Pte G Bliss
Armr Sgt F E Bloore
Gunr T Bloxham
Gunr R Blythe
Pte W H Bonner
Pte C Boucher
Pte H J Boucher
Pte F Bourne
Cpl R Bousfield
Pte J Bowen
Pte E J Bowers
Pte C H Bradshaw
Pte A N Bragg
Pte G M Braid
Pte F Brandon
Lte Cpl J Brennan
Cpl L Brindley
Pte F Brittain
Lte Cpl R Brookes
Pte C O Brown
Pte C Brown
Pte S Brown
Tpr T R Brown
Pte C H Bruford
Pte N Bryan
Gunr A Bryant
Pte C Buckley
Tpr C Y Burne
Pte A Burns
Pte E Burr
Pte H Butler

Pte A Butlin
Pte W R Butwin
Pte J T Cain
Pte W Cammeran (?)
Tpr W L Capewell
Drw W W Carr
Pte J Carrington
Pte C E Cattell
Pte E Chance
Sgt J J Chatwin
Sapr E W Cheadle
Pte C Cheshire
Act Brig W Clark
Pte W Clarke
Drv A E Clarke
Sgt A Clarke
Pte F C Clarke
Pte B C Clarke
Far Cpl B Clarke
Pte F Clarke
Pte W Clancey
Pte O Clearey
Tpe E Coates
Pte W Cole
Pte J Collins
Pte W H Collumbell (?)
Cpl A Comley
Pte W Cook
Pte J F Cooke
Pte M Cooper
Tpe E A Copeland
Pte E Cordy
PteW Costello
Pte A Cox
Pte O Cox
Pte R W Cox
Pte W Cox

Pte W Crompton
Drv A Cull
Pte W Cullis
Pte T Cureton
Lce Sgt R Daniels
Pte T Daniels
Pte E T Danks
Pte R J Darby
Drv F J Davis
Pte C davis
Cpl H Davis
Pte W Davis
Pte W J Davis
Pte C A Davies
Pte J J Davies
Pte A Dawes
Pte Pte G J Debrey
Comr W Deeley
Tpr R J Dent
Pte C Dickenson
Tpr A B Dixon
Pte G W Dixon
Tpr J Dixon
Pte A E Dobbins
Pte C Dowler
Tpr J E Downing
Pte T W Downing
Sgt W E Dudley
Pte J Dunsbee
Lce Cpl J Dorkin
Pte T Earp
Pte A E East
Sgt E W Edgington
Pte W Edmonds
Sgt A Edwards
Cr Sgt H C Edwards
Pte J Elton
Gunr F E Evans
Pte J Evans
Pte R Evans
Pte J Farrell
Pte W Fearney
Pte H Fellowes
Pte T R Finemore
Pte A Fisher (R War R)
Pte A Fisher (Ches R?)
Armr Sgt Maj W Fisher
Pte J Flavell
Pte J Fogg
Sgt T Foley
Pte I Foster
Pte J Foster
Pte W A Fothergill
Pte W Fowkes
Pte W Foxall
Pte D R Fry
Pte F Gales
Crpr F Gales

This ends the long list of names on the second panel from A to Gales.There are two other blogs dedicated to this memorial and each covers the other two panels.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Solihull War Memorial by St Alphege Church

If you take the small side road that goes past St Alphege Church in Solihull, then you will pass the Tall Solihull War Memorial. Originally unveiled on the 21st June 1921 by the Earl of Craven; the war memorial was moved a few meters in 1994 to allow for safer viewing and also restored in 2009. It now includes the First and Second World War as well as the Korean War.

This is the Solihull War Memorial and St Alphege Church in the 1960s.

This photograph was taken last week, end of May 2013.  There are 8 panels around the stepped memorial and here is the information on the first panel. The panels have been taken in an anti- clockwise fashion and are not in any order.

Royal Navy

LT Harry Fawdry RNAS
AB Francis Smitten RN

The Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Capt Guy L Boddington
Capt Stratford W Ludlow
Capt Clement Martineau
Lt John E Ratcliff.
Cpl William Harrison.
Cpl William E Smith.
Lt Cpl Edwin J Adams
Lt Cpl Thomas G Robinson ( may be a C as the middle initial)
Pte Matthew Barlow
Pte Roland H Burgess
Pte Joseph Beacham
Pte Albert Cooper
Pte Frederick P Cooper
Pte Cornelius Cull ( maybe Gull)
Pte Thomas Duffin
Pte Alfred H Gwinett
Pte Frank Holland
Pte Christopher James
Pte William King
Pte William E Lovegrove
Slc George H Minett
Pte Ernest W Neale
Pte Stuart O Nickson
Pte Arthur E Oakes
Pte Thomas Pacey
Pte Edwin C Silk
Pte Robert Smith
Pte Charles C Troman
Pte Henry Troman
Pte Tom Turner
Pte James S Wrench

Panel Two contains the following names:

World War 1939 - 45

Francis John D Allen
Gerald Astley
Alfred Bicknell
Peter Michael Blunt
Arnold Geoffrey Bocock
George Samuel Bragg
Vincent Stanley Bramley
Kenneth Rees Burbeck
William Hancox Burtenshaw
Wilfred Allen Buxcey
Samuel John Gallaway
James Hylton Stuart Cambell
David Howard Caulkin
Charles Alfred Chant
George Joseph Clayton
Frederick John Cockayne
Peter John Bamford Cook
Frank Valentine Coton
Hugh Scarlet Cull
Ronald Edward Deakin
James Brian Egan
Patrick Alexander Esson
Leslie George Everill

Samuel William Figgis
Gordon Allison Frase
Robert William Gooch
George Cruise Griffin
William Stanwell Griffiths


Panel three contains:

1914 - 1918

In eternal remembrance of the men of Solihull who went forth at the call of king and country to fight in the Great War. Manfully they faced hardship, danger, death itself, in the cause of liberty. The names of those who returned not again are here inscribed.
Their bodies are buried in peace and their names liveth unto generation and generation. Ecclus XLIVI4

Panel 4 contains the following:

In eternal remembrance of those who gave their lives in the World War 1939 - 45 and in the Korean War 1950s - 53.

The names and wording on panel 5 are as followed:

World War 1935 - 45

Arthur John Reynolds
Jack Richards
John Alfred Rolfe
Bernard Albert Rowledge
Cecil Francis Senter
Harry Shaw
Maurice Hurbert Sheward
Stanley Herbert Tatlow
Sidney Taylor
Cecil Edward Tipper
J E Turner
Richard Patrick Turner
Sidney Alfred Warner
Sidney Williams
Thoedore Norman Gerald Winning
Geoffrey Wragge
Dennis James Young
Frederick Young

Korean War 1950 - 53

David N Fellows
Robert Henry Smith

Names and information for panel 6 are as following:

Infantry

Capt Abraham Rose D of Corn Li
Pte Henry C Perkins S Staff R.
Cpl John Skelcher Oxf & Bucks Li.
Cpl Thomas C S Joiner Oxf & Bucks Li.
Pte Frank Baulcombe Oxf & Bucks Li
Pte Ernest Davis Oxf & Bucks Li
Pte Clark Middleton Oxf & Bucks Li
Cpl William H Britt R Berks R.
Pte Edward Bright R Berks R.
2nd Lt Albert B Heywood Yorks Li
CSM Sydney A Cocayne K R RIF C.
Cpl Claud P Wilks K R Rif C.
RIF John T Harrison K R Rif C POR.
Rif Leslie Wilson K R Rif C.
Pte Frederick C Baulcombe Wilts R.
2nd Lt Harold Beaufort N Staff R.
2nd Lt Horace B Jones N Staff R.
Pte Henry G Knight Durh Li
2nd Lt Ralp T Boddington London R.

RAMC MGC RASC RAF

Capt Charles M Bernays RAMC.
Capt Robert Jacobs RAMC
Serj  Thomas A Johnson MM RAMC
Pte Wilfred R Sutton RAMC
2nd Lt Horace Jackson MGC
Pte George E Houlston MGC 
Capt Edward R Harrison RASC
Dvr James Evans RASC
Pte Percy F Draycott RASC
Pte George T Oakes RASC
Lt Philip E Linder RAF.
Lt J Cecil Smith RAF.
2nd Lt James H Tremonini RAF ( difficult to read last name may be Cremonini)

Overseas Forces

Pte William T Badger Can Contgt.
Pte Frank E Harrison Can Sea Highrs.
Cpl Walter G Riggs New Brun R.

Panel 7 has the names and information on:

World War 1939 - 45

A A Guest
John Walter Hamp
Cyril Clement Hawkesford
William Haynes
Francis Edward Henson
Herbert Harold Holton
Maurice Arthur Frank Hirst
Robert Renwick Jackson
William David Jarratt
Gordon Hamilton Jeffries
Leslie Arthur Jeffries
Basil Eric Jeffreys
Peter Charles Johns
George Frederick Johnson
J Peter Keyte
William Kirkham
James Large
Charles Oliver Leech
Robert Lemon
William Henry Linguard
Leonard Mardon
John McIntyre
Henry James Morris
Cecil Edwin Nailer
Roy Shaw Norman
David Potts
Dennis Purslow
Jack Edward Ralph
Albert Leslie Raven

This is the final panel on Solihull War Memorial. Not the longest list that is on a memorial but more of that in a later blog.

Cavalry Artillery Engineers

Cpl W Reginald Finley L Gds
Tpr Cecil R Nickson 20th Hussars
Cpl Norman S Hurrell War Yeo
Sergt Humphrey G Moseley RFA
Cpl Frederick A Johnson RFA
Gnr William J Allen RFA
2nd Lt John S Wright RGA
Serg Thomas R Bradley RGA
Bombr Arthur J Berry MM RGA
Bombr A Birch Stowe RGA
2nd Lt Arthur C Ansell RE
Spr Daniel J Ferins RE
Pr Harry Blizzard RE
Pte Eric Stones RE

Infantry

L Cpl James U Hill C GDS.
Pte Albert H Britt C GDS.
Pte Ernest Clifford C GDS
Pte Edmund Dixon C GDS
Pte George Lindon E Kent R.
Lt Shepherd Stones North'd Fus
Pte W Thompson Walters R Fus
Sergt Henry Harrison L'Pool R
L Cpl Horace J Davis Devon R.
Pte Charles E Frost Som L I
Pte Philip Salt Yorks R.
Pte James Evans R W Fus
L Cpl  Sidney Britt S Wales Bord
Pte Charles Hill Glouc R
Pte William C Gardiner Glouc R
2nd Lt E Saxelby Pearce Worc R
L Cpl Thomas C Thompson Worc R
Pte Walter C Clarke Worc R
Pte Cyril Collett Worc R
Pte Shirley Coton Worc R
Pte Leonard Gillet Worc R


I am assuming that the panels without a date are from the First World War. So many names all killed in the course of this thing called war. Such a waste of lives. Still no Frederick Ward, my great uncle that was killed in the 1939 - 45 war. He lived on valley Road which is in the Parish of Elmdon, once in Sheldon and now in Solihull. But I still have not found his name on a local memorial. More memorials to come in later blogs.