Thompson Bros (Bilston) Ltd.


Sankey War Memorials at St. Leonards Bilston.

This Memorial Plaque comes from the works canteen of Thompson Tankers, Bilston where Thomas Barrett V.C. worked before he enilsted in the South Staffordshire Regiment in January 1915. The memorial is now in the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, it was presented to the museum when the canteen was closed in 1987.
At the top of the plaque is a picture of Thomas and below it are enscribed the following words.

"Private Thomas Barratt V.C. 7th S.Staffs Killed in Fance July 27th 1917.

This is erected to perpetuate the memory of the above by the Employees and Employers of

Thompson Bros (Bilston) Ltd."

There is also a Roll of Honour which records the names of the Thompson Employees who also served during the Great War.

Roll of Honour.

Pte T.Barratt
Pte D.Barratt 3rd S.Staffs
Pte B.Clarke " "
Pte H.Townsend " "
Pte J.T.Stanford " "
Pte H.Bryan 5th S.Staffs
Pte A.Evans " "
Pte I.Elwell " "
Pte J.F.Walker " "
Pte J.E.Gibbons " "
Pte S.Blencow " "
Pte A.Abotts " "
Pte E.Dudley " "
Pte S.Evans " "
Pte T.Gill " "
Pte E.Pearce " "
Pte E.Marks 7th S.Staffs
Pte F.Ordidge " "
Pte S.Horne 5th Warks
Pte J.Birch Sherwood F.
Pte H.Neale R.Berks
Pte E.Ward R.A.C.D.
Pte W.Fletcher RSF
Pte J.Haynes S.Staffs
Pte F.Lilley " "
Pte C.Shelton R.A.M.C.
Pte G.Hale "
Atp L.Armstrong R.N.
Pte H.T.Evans RMLI
Pte G.H.Wilcox 1st East Yorks
Cpl R.Watson RAF
LCpl T.H.Smith Leics Rgt
M.G. C.Thomas S.Staffs
Cpl W.Armstrong " "
Sgt S.Wesson A.S.C.
Spr E.Crosse RND R.E.
S.Poutney R.E.
Gnr J.Webb R.F.A.
Gnr H.Parry " "
Gnr W.Sheldon " "
Dvr H.Humphries " "
Dvr A.Nicholls " "
Dvr T.Nicholls " "
Dvr T.Lilley R.G.A.
Dvr J.Ward A.S.C.
Gnr R. Copeland R.G.A.
A.M W.Foster RAF
A.M. J. Leddington RAF





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