• It is possible that Laura Allott remarried, as the 1939 register seems to suggest she may also be Gibson and there is a Gibson/Auty marriage in 1969.
  • Agnes Louisa Baker died in Bournemouth on 11 March 1923 and was buried on 15 March at Saint Michael and All Angels church, Tettenhall. Her husband William Pearce Baker was a son of James Baker the founder of James Baker & sons the Wolverhampton boot and shoe company.
  • We have been contacted by the granddaughter of George H. Jones, brother of Isaiah Jones. Her grandfather remembered the day someone knocked at the front door, with the sad news that Isaiah had been killed in action. She doesn’t know exactly where he died, but presumes it was in the 3rd Battle of Ypres, as his grave is at Menin gate cemetery.
  • lymnThis photograph of Joseph Ewart Lymn appeared in the Midland Counties Expresson 21 November 1914.



  • We have been contacted by the niece of Martin O’Connor, who gave us further details about him. He was the only brother of William O’Connor. Martin left Wolverhampton to come to London to join the Grenadier Guards. He was followed later by his young brother who came to Wellington Barracks also to join the Guards as a boy soldier. William eventually became a musician as Drummer in the Guards band. Both brothers had attended St. Mary & St John’s Catholic church & school on Snow Hill, Wolverhampton. The brothers both served in France and Flanges in WW1- Martin having been transferred to be part of the development of the new Air Force-the RFC. There are records of his decorations including the award of the Meritorious Service medal and being mentioned in despatches.