The Midland Counties Express dated 23 October 1915 carried this photograph of the five sons of Mrs Smith, of 78 Neachells Lane, Wednesfield, who were serving in the Army:
- Driver George William (aged 24) in the Royal Field Artillery
- Private Abel, aged 21, in the 3rd South Staffords
- Private T. J., aged 39, in the 6th Worcestershire Regiment
- Sergeant-Major Alfred, aged 31 and married, in the 9th Worcestershire Regiment
- Private John, aged 26 and married.
These were the sons of John and Selina Smith, living at 23 Wolverhampton Road, Heath Town, in 1901, along with further siblings Harry, Alice and Sarah.
George William was born in Aston in about 1891.
Howard Abel was born in 1894 in Aston. He survived the war, and died in Wolverhampton in 1976.
T. J. (Thomas Joseph) was born in about 1876, and was a carter at a chocolate works in 1901
Alfred was born in about 1883, and was a bricklayer in 1901.
John was born in about 1886, and was a steel maker in 1901.
Because of the common names, I have not been able to confirm any further details about this family, so if anybody can fill in some of the gaps, I would really appreciate it.