Compton Road Memorial.

Compton Road Memorial

This Memorial is all that remains of Trinity Methodist Chapel that was demolished in 1976. As you can see it is now in front of a block of flats that replaced the chapel.

 

Austin Frederick Hubert Second Lieutenant
1st Bn Essex Regiment
Died 12/11/1918 Age:19
Only son of Frederick North Austin and Nellie Austin, of 2275, Coleman St., Wolverhampton. Educated at Bishop's Stortford and Higher Grade School, Wolverhampton. Enlisted in Feb., 1915, in South Staffordshire Regt. Gazetted 2nd Lt. Feb., 1917. Born at Chelmsford. Grave Reference:B.3
TOURLAVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION

Bannister W. M.


Bevon William Victor Lieutenant
Orfordness Experimental Station Royal Flying Corps
Died17/11/1917 Age:25
Son of the late Samuel H. W. Eevon and of Frances Mary Bevon,
of "Balliol," Lea Rd., Wolverhampton. Grave Reference:11805.
WOLVERHAMPTON BOROUGH CEMETERY
 

Botwood Thomas Samuel  Private 41851
7th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Died of Wounds 20/09/1918 Age:20
Son of Samuel James and Sarah Botwood, of 12, Ash St., Wolverhampton.

 

 

Grave Reference:XIII.D.13.

 

 

GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY


 

Colley Isaiah Harold Private 2404
1st/3rd (North Midland) Field Amb Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in Action 01/07/1916
Grave Reference:I.L.47.
FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY

Colley James Reginald Private 421096
Royal Army Medical Corps
Killed in Action 27/06/1917
Memorial Reference:XIX.D.16.
LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY

Evans Charles
Lance Corporal No: 11848
8th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Died of Wounds 12/07/1916 Age: 27
Husband of Jane Evans, of 32, Derry St., Wolverhampton.
Grave/Memorial Reference:II.C.10.
DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Frith Harold Private : 72308
2nd/4th Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.)
Died 27/06/1919 Age: 19
Son of William Robert and Clara Frith, of
83, Raby St., Wolverhampton.

Grave  Reference:I.C.11
COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY
 

Hill Stephen Private 514328
1st/14th Bn London Regt (London Scottish)
Killed in Action 11/05/1917 Age:25
Son of George and Mary Ann Hill, of 82, Ash St., Wolverhampton.
Memorial Reference: Bay 10
ARRAS MEMORIAL

Hodson Edward

Jolliffe Hylton Rodney  Gunner 931411
Royal Field Artillery
Killed in Action 26/09/1917
Son of the Rev. E. and Mrs. Jolliffe of "Buena Vista" Dial Hill Clevedon,Somerset.
Memorial Reference: Panel 4 to 6 and 162
TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Middleton Donald Private 300867
"C" Sqdn. Staffordshire Yeomanry
Killed in Action 25/11/1917 Age:20
Son of William and Lavinia E. Middleton, of 20, Newbridge St., Wolverhampton.
Memorial Reference: Panel 2
JERUSALEM MEMORIAL
The picture of Donald Middleton (below) was kindly sent to me by his great niece.

 

Neal Alfred Bengough Private 35198
8th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Killed in Action 29/08/1917 Age:23
Son of Alfred and Ada Neal, of 92, Ash St., Wolverhampton.
Memorial Reference: Panel 108 to 111
TYNE COT MEMORIAL.

 

Price Thomas.
 
Reade Reginald William
Lieutenant
9th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in Action between 04/04/1916 and 05/04/1916 Age: 25

Grave Reference: XIII. L. 13.
AMARA WAR CEMETERY.

 

Reginald William Reade was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Gould Reade, Mornington Place, 57, Tettenhall Rd of Reade Bros,a firm of manufacturing chemists in Wolverhampton. He was educated at Brighton College and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, graduating in 1914 with a B.A. (Cantab.). Instead of taking up a post as classics master at Glenalmond School he joined a territorial battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment as a private and, in January of 1915, was gazzeted second lieutenant in the 9th battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
He was badly wounded at Gallipoli in August of 1915 during the attack on the Sari Bair ridge and did not return to his unit until January of 1916. August of that year saw the 9th in Mespotamia fighting for the relief of Kut. On the evening of 10th August the Falahiyeh positions were attacked. In front of these trenches was an open stretch with no cover, swept by direct and enfiladed fire. It was here that Reginald Reade, now a temporary lieutenant, was killed.
A fellow officer described his death as follows, 'After a hard day's fighting we were ordered to carry out a night-attack against an entrenched position. We had to advance across 1300 yards of perfectly flat ground without cover of any kind, and under heavy rifle and machine gun fire. He was in command of a company and led his men most gallantly right up to the enemy's trench, which was taken by us. He was killed at the moment we entered the trench. He was killed instantly and was spared all suffering…We all loved him for his steadfast, cool courage and unruffled good fellowship at all times'.

 

Shields Henry Wallace  Lance Corporal 2216

6th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment Son of John Wallace Shields and Sarah Ann Shields, of 52 Douglas Rd, St Margaretís, Twickenham. Born at Wolverhampton. Died of sickness. 12 January, 1918. Aged 20. Richmond Cemetery, Surrey. ZZ. 5918

Stirling Alan Rifleman A/204366
12th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Died of Wounds 02/04/1918
POZIERES MEMORIAL
Grave Reference: Panel 61 to 64

 

Tildesley Harry Norman Rifleman 371281
8th Bn London Regt (Post Office Rifles)
Killed in Action 23/03/1918 Age:21
Son of Roger and Mary Tildesley, of 11, Laburnum St., St. Mark's Rd., Wolverhampton.
Grave Reference:B.3.
IWUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Weaver Richard
Corporal 8084
2nd Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Died of Wounds 28/10/1914 Age:25
Son of A. R. and A. Weaver, of 30, Cleveland St., Wolverhampton.
Grave Reference:A2.18.
YPRES TOWN CEMETERY

Webster Jesse  Petty Officer 201748
H.M.S. "Cressy."Royal Navy
Died 22/09/1914 Age:31
Son of Maria Webster, of 19, Cardiff St., Wolverhampton, Staffs, and the late Job Webster. Completed 16 years' service.
Memorial Reference:1.
CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

Whitlock Stanley F.H.
Private 28053
1st Bn Grenadier Guards
Killed in Action 12/10/1917 Age:28
Son of F.W. Whitlock, of 137, Tettenhall Rd., Wolverhampton; husband of Elsie L. Whitlock, of 21, Avondale Rd., Wolverhampton.
Memorial Reference:Panel 9
TYNE COT MEMORIAL

 



 

 

 


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