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  • There is a small piece about Joseph Brown in the Express & Star on 15 September 1916, but it does not give any further information.
  • There is a Roger S. Carr, birth year 1897 death record of 1965 in Bilston. There arealso records of a Roger Shackleton Carr being entitled to a Victory/British war medal. He seems to have something to do with the Wolverhampton Steam Laundry also. http://records.ancestry.co.uk/roger_shackleton_carr_records.ashx?pid=4766346
  • There is a Walter George Cole born Bilston,Staffs 1877 in the 1911 census living in “The Poplars Stables Edgware MX, Edgware, Middlesex, England” Occupation Gardener, and whose eldest daughter (Hilda Mary) was born 1903 in Wolverhampton.
  • crookAn article appeared about Frederick Crook’s funeral in the Express & Star on 13 October 1915, along with this accompanying photograph:
  • Bert Mattox is also commemorated on the Wednesfield Village War Memorial. He was transferred to the King’s Liverpool Regiment from the North Staffordshire Regiment and was killed at the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendale).
    His family story reveals an even deeper level of tragedy. Bert’s father, Edward, was a patient at Stafford County Lunatic Asylum in 1911 where he died about 18 months later at around the age of 46. Edward’s wife and later widow, Mary Ann Emery, moved from 24 High Street to 3 Court 2 High Street. Courts often indicate poorer housing and the 1911 census records indeed record that Mary Ann and Bert were living in just a 2 room household. Bert’s only other surviving sibling, Frank, had joined the first South Staffs (Regiment number 8864) and was serving as a private aged 18.
    The 1st South Staffs disembarked at Zeebrugge on 6 October 1914 and Frank was killed just 21 days later on 27 October during the first Battle of Ypres. He was 22. He is buried at St Juien Dressing Station Cemetery, around 9 kms from Ypres, and also commemorated on the Wednesfield Memorial.
    The Mattox family were largely key makers and a feature of the Wednesfield village community. Most family members can be traced back to Moses Mattox born in Wednesfield in 1750. Some sources state that Mattox is a derivation of Mattocks. Bert’s grandfather, another Moses, was brother to John Mattox who established the successful firm of John Mattox & Sons, Key Manufacturers, at Colonial Works on Amos Lane, a building that survives as flats today.
  • According to Albert Ward Spencer Molineaux’s casualty card, indexed here, he died as a result of the pilot fainting and falling on his controls.
  • There is a small piece about Cyril Richards in the Express & Star published 15 September 1916, but it does not provide any more detail.
  • David Tempest is mentioned in the Express & Star on 12 May 1916 as one of the “Nine Black Country Men Killed.”