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  • Munro Bantock was away at Summer Fields School Oxford in 1911 and was a partner in Thomas Bantock & Co from about 1923 to 1948 and died in 1988.
  • Initially, Ernest Henry Benness signed up for the South Staffs Regiment as a Private (24052) and later joined the Scottish Rifles. Sadly, his son Fred was to die in the Second World War in Sicily.
  • By 1911, Charles Clinton had enlisted in the South Staffordshire Regiment as his name appears in the 1911 census as being a private in this regiment. In total, his parents had seven children, although four of them had died by 1911. After Charles’s death, his father requested to receive his medals, by which date the family address was 32 Gough Street. A pension of £14 8s. 4d. was paid to the family.
  • Thomas Henry Evans rejoined the army on 17 January 1917 and was posted to the 295th Reserve Labour Company (number 236658). His address was given as 6 Little Park Street. His infant son, Frederick James, unfortunately died on 12 October 1917 in the General Hospital, Wolverhampton, as a result of diphtheria and cardiac failure. Thomas was discharged from the army again on 14 December 1917 for being “no long physically fit for service”, having sustained gunshot wounds to his neck and shell damage. The couple had a further two children Thomas and John 1922 and 1925.
  • There is a George Farrall (rather than “Farrell”) of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps who died on 25 May 1915. Although his name and service number are different, this may be the same man.
  • Norman Hilton received three wounds during the War, including one to the neck, although he survived them.
  • According to his death certificate, Thomas Price died of influenza and pneumonia. His sister Florence Walden of 65 Stafford Rd was present at his death. His death certificate records that before enlisting he was employed as Railway storekeeper.
  • Walter Shotton was a teacher and a member of the “Non-Manual Section” of the 6th South Staffords, attesting at Wolverhampton in September 1914.
  • Charles Harry Taylor is commemorated on a gravestone at Merridale Cemetery, Wolverhampton.
  • Eric Varley took up a commission during the Second World War and taught young pilots.. He died at his home Marchburn near Stranraer in Wigtownshire and is buried in Glenapp Churchyard.
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