Wilfred Bull - Service Number 128466 Wilfred was born in Shuttington in 1894 and lived at Church View. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Bull and had two brothers, Sidney and Thomas, and 5 sisters, Laura, Mabel, May, Nelly and Ada.. He was employed as a colliery labourer before enlisting in the 19th Battery of the 9th Battalion, Royal Field Artillery. He served as a gunner aboard the cargo ship SS Kingstonian which was on a voyage from Marseille to Alexandria when it was torpedoed off the coast of Italy by UB-68 on 11th April 1918. It appears that he was the only person killed in action. He was awarded the British War and Victory medals and is commemorated on the Chatby Memorial, Egypt.
William James Brookes - Service Number 10741 William was born in 1882 in Chase Town, Staffs. He lived at 3 Alvecote Cottages with his wife Sarah and 6 children, Ethel, Edward, Ernest, Edith, Walter and Rosa. He was employed as a coal miner at Tamworth Colliery before enlisting as a private in the 9th Battalion in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was killed In action in Mesopotamia on 19th April 1916 aged 38. William was awarded the 1915 Star, British War and Victory medals and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial in Iraq.. That memorial was badly damaged in the recent conflicts.
George Herbert Jones - Service Number 10745 George was born in 1882 in Bloxwich, Staffs. He lived at 51 Alvecote Cottages with his wife Mary.. He was employed as a coal miner before enlisting as a private in 9th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was killed In action in France and Flanders on 13th August 1916 aged 34. George was awarded the 1915 Star, British war and Victory medals and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier anf Face 9A, 9B and 10B
Arthur Norman - Service Number 463803 Arthur was the son of Richard and Eliza Norman of Alvecote. He was born on 21 February 1891 in Tamworth and employed as a coal miner. He enlisted on 23 August 1915 at Vernon in Canada as a private in the 29th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry. He was killed by shrapnel while carrying a message in an area north of Passchendaele on 6th November 1917 aged 26. He is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, West Viaanderen, Belgium, Pier anf Face 9A,9B and 10B
" We will remember them"
The War Memorial in the former Tamworth General Hospital