Ash Street, Battle of Aisne, Battle of Marne, Church Lane, Compton Road, Gibraltar, James Gibbons, Midland Counties Express, Richard Weaver, South Africa, South Staffordshire Regiment, Trinity Methodist Chapel
Richard Weaver was born in Wolverhampton in 1890, the son of Abraham and Alice Weaver. In 1901 they were living at 97 Ash Street, together with Richard’s brothers John and William and sisters Alice, Dorothy, Maud and Nellie. He attended St John’s School and later worked for Messrs. James Gibbons of Church Lane.
In the course of a fierce engagement with the foe he was wounded in the left side, and it was from the effect of these injuries that he passed away in hospital on October 29th 1914.
He had been involved in the retreat from Mons and the battles of Marne and Aisne. He had also served four years in South Africa and Gibraltar. He is commemorated at the Ypres Town Cemetery, and on the memorial of Trinity Methodist Chapel, Compton Road. He may also be the Richard Weaver listed on the memorial of Cable Street Mills.