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  • A report in the Wolverhampton Chronicle dated 20 October 1915 lists Leslie Astle as one of the local men reported as wounded. It was only later confirmed that he had been killed.
  • I have recently discovered the excellent “Black County Territorials” website, featuring men from the 6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment. This includes further biographical information on Harry Arkinstall, Cyril Adey, Albert Lee, Godfrey RickettsGerald Howard Smith and Lawrence Vitty
  • bosworthAn article on Richard Bosworth, which includes the attached photograph, appears in the Midland Counties Express on 25 November 1916. This states that he in fact had four children, and that he himself had attended St John’s School. According to letters from his officers, he was “buried in a separate grave in the presence of his officer and some of his comrades.” His wife’s father was also at the front, and her brother in the Navy.
  • There was a further letter from Harry Heath published in the Express & Star in August 1915. This time it was writing in response to a list of missing men, stating that it had been posted up in the prisoner of war camp, but nobody had any information regarding those men.
  • Percy James Morgan’s pilot on the fateful day when his plane crashed has his own Facebook page.
  • The Wolverhampton Chronicle on 20 October 1915 reports a narrow escape for Lieutenant Reginald Piper, when a bullet struck a metal chocolate tin in his pocket.
  • There is a small entry in the Wolverhampton Chronicle on 20 October 1915 about Howard Smith. This states that he had been wounded slightly for the second time, and was a member of the firm of Messrs Underhill, Thorneycroft and Smith, as well as being captain of the first team of the Wolverhampton Cricket Club.