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  • It appears that Helen Adams may have been Olive’s mother as they both appear on the 1901 Census living at 265 Tettenhall Road. Helen was born in 1854 in Coventry. She died in Colwich in 1953 aged 99. Olive married the Rev John Cox in 1945 and died in 1957.
  • Cyril Adey and Harry Arkinstall enlisted in the 6th South Staffordshire Regiment in June 1914 at the Drill Hall in Wolverhampton, arriving in France in March 1915.
  • According to Andrew Thornton’s South Staffords at War, Joseph Baker enlisted with the South Staffordshire Regiment at the end of 1907 and was serving at Lichfield when war was declared. He had secured a job with the General Post Office in preparation for his discharge after seven years’ service.
  • Joseph Butler was the son of Edward and Emma Butler, and lived at 82 Hart’s Road, Wednesfield
  • An article appeared in the Express & Star on 6 December 1915 concerning the death of Frank Clinton, stating that he was working on the parapet of a trench when he was shot through the spine. His officer wrote to Frank’s widow, “I regarded your husband as one of the best men in the company. By giving his life for his country he has made the supreme sacrifice. He died a noble and honourable death.”
  • Alfred Alexander Eccleston had infantile paralysis or atrophy in his right arm, which meant that he was transferred to the 49th training reserves. Due to his disability getting worse he was medically discharged on 29 November 1918.
  • Samuel Evans worked as a fireman at the Cleveland Ironworks. He trained as a Territorial at Penn Court and Saffron Walden
  • Graham Gardner was born in Wolverhampton in 1893, and was drafted to France on 4 May 1915.
  • John Hopton was a member of the works’ fire brigade at Chillington Edge Tool Works.
  • There is a record of a marriage between Benjamin Jackson and ‘Edith Ada Granger’ in the 3rd quarter of 1909 in Dudley, Staffordshire. Their son, David, was born in the fourth quarter of 1911, also in Dudley. His mother’s name is spelled ‘Grainger’ in this record.
  • Godfrey Ricketts enlisted in the South Staffordshire Regiment on 5 September 1914.
  • William Simcox enlisted in 1898 and received the Queen’s South Africa Medal with three clasps and the King’s South Africa Medal with two clasps following his service during the Boer War. He was transferred to the Reserve in 1906.