@heritageopenday THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOR EVERMORE 1914-1919 SOUTH STAFFS REGT Lance Corporal PITT, ALFRED 240255 Private CRIBB, HARRY 9205 Private NOLAN, JAMES 32058 Private EVANS, WILLIAM HENRY 8686 Private DONNELLY, JOHN 6002 Private DUNN, GEORGE 16310 Private MULLIN, MARTIN 31221 Private EDGE, JOSEPH 203383 Private BEARDS, EDWARD 9470 Private MOORE, WILLIAM HENRY 26769 Private CONNOLLY, WILLIAM 9206 1ST S DEVONS Private MALE, HARRY 9825 13TH YORKS Private MOOGAN, EDWARD 29451 RN Ordinary Seaman Bristol McNISH, JOHN Z/9961
ROLL OF HONOUR FOR THOSE OFFICERS WHO LEFT THE WOLVERHAMPTON POOR LAW INSTITUTION TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918 GEORGE WILLIAN CALDWELL S.STAFFS. KILLED IN ACTION CALDWELL GEORGE WILLIAM Private 36086 1st/4th Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Killed in Action 09/10/1917 Age:19 Son of Mrs. E. A. Caldwell of 11 North Villa Rd. Hereford. Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 108 to 111 Cemetery: TYNE COT MEMORIAL J. BARNHAM Gren Guards L. BURTON R.Engineers. W. COLBOURNE ASC. A. DUNN S. Staffs R.W. EDGE R Engineers T. FOSTER North Fusiliers A.J. LLOYD Royal Navy H. PRICE R.A.M.C W. ROBINSON R.G.A. J. SHINGLE R.A.F W. SIMPSON RAMC G.P. STOCK S.Staffs T.S TOKER N. Staffs F. TEW S.Staffs F. TOOTH S.Staffs A. TRAVES R.A.M.C J.E. WILLIAMS R.A.F R.E. WRIGHT R.G.A DR H.C. CRAWFORD. M.C. R.A.M.C Metal ‘Roll of Honour’ plaque Production Date: 1918 – 1925 Production Period: First World War (1914-1918) Object Name: Plaque. ObjectNumber: M909 Summary: Metal plaque with a ‘Roll of Honour’ of the names of men from Wolverhampton Poor Law Institute. Description: The flat metal plaque commemorates Officers who left the Wolverhampton Poor Law Institution to serve in the Great War 1914-1918. Colour: Grey. Technique: Cast Tags: First World War (1914-1918) War Memorial inscriptions Wolverhampton Miscellaneous Historical Objects Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service
On Friday 13 September 2019 for our National Heritage Open Day Event in the Wolverhampton City Suite we celebrated our Crowdfunding success.
This afternoon-tea event hosted by the Mayor of Wolverhampton celebrated the Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society (now The Wolverhampton Society – WS) and Outside Centre, ‘crowdfunder’ project, that successfully raise over £3000 to restore three WW1 memorials in the City of Wolverhampton.
Do you know which club this is from? Please help us to trace this memorials origins… IN MEMORY OF EDWIN READ COLLISSON CAPTAIN & ADJUTANT 1/6 TH BATTALION. SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF LOOS 13 TH OCTOBER 1915 WILLIAM MILLNER CAPTAIN 1/5 TH BATTALION. SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF LOOS 13 TH OCTOBER 1915 GERALD HOWARD SMITH CAPTAIN 1/6 TH BATTALION. SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED NEAR NEUVILLE ST VASST 29 TH MARCH 1916 RICHARD FERRAND AMPHLETT SECOND LIEUTENNANT 1/8 TH BATTALION WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT KILLED IN ACTION AT HARGICOURT 5 TH APRIL 1917 EDWIN LEWIS MAJOR 1/6th BATTALION SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED AT THE BATTLE OF BELLENGLISE 29 TH SEPTEMBER 1918 MEMBERS OF THIS CLUB WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1914 1918
Two of the memorials from the City Art Gallery archives have been restored and the third, the Street Shrine memorial in Thornley Street, is in the process of being restored. This National Heritage Open Day Event, celebrated the City treasures in the Mayoral Suite as well as saying thank you to those who engaged and contributed to this WW1 commemoration project and events. Friday’s event included an exhibition, a walk and presentations on the all restored memorials: Wolverhampton City Council’s Head of Arts and Culture Marguerite Nugent spoke as well as University of Wolverhampton PhD student Claire Jones. Claire shared her research on the Street Shrine, this research will be published in a book later in the year.
Big thank you to The National Heritage Fund and Awards For All for their support in funding projects, enabling the development of a map of war memorials across the city and tree planting – follow this link to
see the City map: an exciting chance to learn and discover the history of Wolverhampton’s World War One story and how it has been incorporated into our city’s landscape.
Wolverhampton City Council’s Head of Arts and Culture Marguerite Nugent talking about the restorations.
‘Little Lanes” memorial (now Thornley Street),before the clean up.
Special thanks to University of Wolverhampton PhD student Claire Jones for sharing her research on the Little Lanes’s Street Shrine (now Thornley Street),
Friday’s event included an exhibition, a walk and presentations on the all restored memorials
Big thank you to everyone who came along, especially the Mayor and Mayoress of Telford who presence very much added to the occasion.