Catshill & North Marlbrook Parish Council

Catshill and North Marlbrook Parish Council
Details of the Soldiers Listed on the Catshill War Memorial

Albutt, Arthur

Private.   Service No. 12421

Worcestershire Regiment - 4th Battalion.

Private Albutt died of frostbite while on service in the Gallipoli campaign and was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Albutt of Golden Cross Lane, Catshill.

He was 27 years of age.

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Albutt, George

Private.  Service No. 20420

Worcestershire Regiment - 12th Battalion

Private Albutt was invalided out of the army suffering from disease contracted while on active service. He was returned to hospital in England where he subsequently died on the 14/10/1915. He was buried in Dorchester (Fordingham) Cemetery.

Private Albutt was the son of Mr. & Mrs. D. Albutt of Westfields Road, Catshill.

He was 39 years of age and left a widow, Elizabeth.

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Andrews, Herbert

Driver.   Service No. 1415

Royal Field Artillery 242nd (South Midland) Brigade.

Driver Andrews was killed in action on the 12th September 1916.

He was the son of William and Mercy Andrews and the husband of Mary Jane Andrews of Vine Tree Cottage, Golden Cross Lane, Catshill.

He was 26 years old.

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Brain, Charles Henry

Private.   Service No. 12327

Worcestershire Regiment - 3rd Battalion.

Private Brain was killed in action in the Battle of Messines on the 7th June 1917.

He was the son of Mr. George O. Brain of Golden Cross Lane, Catshill, and the late Katherine Brain.

Private Brain is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial.

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Bratt, Sidney

Private.   Service No. 49328

Worcestershire Regiment - 3rd Battalion.

Private Bratt died of wounds sustained in action in the Battle of Lys on the 10 April 1918.

He was the husband of Mrs. B. Lammes (formerly Bratt) of Milbourne Road, Sidemoor.

Private Bratt is commemorated in the Ebblingham Cemetery France.

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Bridgwater, Bertram

Private.   Service No 27024

Worcestershire Regiment - 9th Battalion.

Private Bridgewater was killed in action in Mesopotamia on the 25th of January 1917, in the battle for Kut in what is  now in North Western Iraq.

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Brighton, William George

Private.   Service No. 202006

Worcestershire Regiment - 2nd/7th Battalion.

Private Brighton was killed in action in France on the 29th August 1917.

He was born at Staple Hill Bromsgrove but enlisted in Pershore, where his parents, Thomas and Alice Brighton, had moved.

Private Brighton is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium.

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Binner, Jack

We currently have no additional data about Jack. If you can help provide any useful information, then please contact Andrew Bate.

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Bott, Walter

We currently have no additional data about Walter. If you can help provide any useful information, then please contact Andrew Bate.

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Cooper, Harry

We currently have no additional data about Harry. If you can help provide any useful information, then please contact Andrew Bate.

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Court, Walter

Private.   Service No. 8695

Worcestershire Regiment - 2nd Battalion.

Private Court was killed in action during the Battle of Loos on the 26th September 1916.

He was the son of Mrs. Matilda Court of Meadow Road, Catshill.

Private Court is remembered on the Loos Memorial in France.

He was 22 years old.

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Crawford, Allen

Private.   Service No. 12320

Worcestershire Regiment - Machine Gun Section.

Private Crawford was killed in action on the 6th August 1916.

He was in the forward trenches when he was hit by a shell, that fell among his section killing him instantly and wounding two others.

Private Crawford was the only son of Mr. H. Crawford of Golden Cross Lane.

He was 24 years of age and enlisted in February 1916. After training he was sent to the front on June 24th.

Before enlisting he was employed at the Austin Motor Works Longbridge.

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Crawford, Arthur

Private. Service No. 12320

South Staffordshire Regiment.

Private Crawford was killed in action on the 22nd May 1918.

He was one of three members of the same family serving in the Army.

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Crawford, Enoch

Private.   Service No.32328

Gloucester Regiment 8th Battalion.

Private Crawford was killed in action on August 25th 1918.

He was the second of the sons of Mr. & Mrs. Crawford to be killed in the war. He was 24 years of age and unmarried.

Private Crawford had two years active service in the army before his death, and was employed by Bigwood and Sons in Bromsgrove before he enlisted.

Private Crawford is buried in Queen's Cemetery, Bucquoy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 3, Row E, Grave 3.

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Davenport, Jeptha

Private.   Service No 27433

Worcester Regiment-3rd Battalion.

Private Davenport was the husband of Mrs. Davenport of The Flats, Bourneheath. He was reported missing on July 11th, 1915 and it has now been presumed that he died on or shortly after that date.

He enlisted in February 1915 and after training was sent on service.

Private Davenport was 25 years of age, and had a wife and one child.

Private Davenport was employed in the Market Gardening Industry before enlisting.

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Davenport, William

We currently have no additional data about William. If you can help provide any useful information, then please contact Andrew Bate.

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Edwards, Enoch

Private.   Service No 241584

Worcestershire Regiment 1st/8th Battalion.

Private Edwards was killed in action on the 23rd February, 1917 by sniper fire whilst pinned down in the trenches.

He the husband of Florence Gaskin formerly Edwards.

Private Edwards is commemorated in the Assevillers New British Cemetery in France.

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Edwards, Percy Henry

Driver.   Service No 836973

Royal Field Artillery,65th Small Arms Ammunition Col.

Driver Edwards was killed on the 22nd February, 1918.

He was aged 26 years, and was the husband of Harriet Emily Edwards of Meadow Road, Catshill.

Driver Edwards is commemorated in the Salonika Military Cemetery.

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Ellis, William

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Field, Charles

Private.   Service No 12316

Worcestershire Regiment 4th Battalion.

Private Field was killed in action on the 1st September, 1915.

He was aged 25 years and was the son of Henry and Alice Field of Catshill.

Private Field is commemorated in the Catshill Cemetery[Christ Church] North East Corner.

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Field, Walter Edward

Private.   Service No 12624

Worcestershire Regiment 2nd Battalion.

Private Field died of wounds sustained in action on the 7th March, 1915.

He was aged 24 years, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Field of Yarnold Lane, Bourneheath.

Private Field is commemorated in Bethune Town Cemetery, France.

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Garfield, Alfred

Private.   Service No 136758

Machine Gun Corps.

Private Garfiled died of wounds sustained in action on the 23rd September, 1916. The wounds to his head, legs and arms were such that little could be done to save his life.

He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Garfield of Stourbridge Road, Catshill.

Private Garfield was employed by Austin Motor Co. before enlisting.

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Garfield, John

Gunner.   Service No - Unknown.

Royal Field Artillery.

Gunner Garfield was a reservist and was called up at the outbreak of the War.

He was wounded in November 1915 and sent home on leave for a short time. When recovered he was sent sent back to the front and went through a lot of hard fighting in many sharp engagements. He died in a Belgium Hospital from wounds sustained in action.

He was 25 years of age, unmarried and he was the son of Mr. Edward & Mrs. Garfield of Stourbridge  Road, Catshill.

Gunner Garfield worked on Barnsley Hall Asylum Farm before being called up.

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Gibson, Walter

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Giles, Ernest

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Goode, Arthur

Private.   Service No 242139

Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 7th Battalion.

Private Goode was killed in action on the 2nd July 1918.

He was the son of Steven and Emma Goode of Green lane, Catshill and was the youngest of seven  children.

Private Goode worked in his father's market gardening business before entering service.

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Harris, Earnest

Private.   Service No.29833

Machine Gun Corps.

Private Harris was killed in action on the 3rd October 1917. He was hit by fragments of shells that burst near to him and was killed instantaneously.

He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Harris of Barley Mow Lane, Catshill.

Private Harris won the Military Medal the previous year for gallant work on the Somme. He was batman to his company captain for a few months prior to his death.

Private Harris left two small children.

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Harris, Walter

Corporal.   Service No 240860

Worcestershire Regiment 1/7th Battalion.

Corporal Harris had a distinguished career in the army. He enlisted up in September 1914 and served in France from March 1915 to September 1915.

He was sent home on sick leave in September 1915 until February 1916, but returned to active duty in France in February 1916 until May 1917.

Corporal Harris was awarded the Military Medal while in action in France and was recommended for a commission in May 1917, and was sent back to England for Officer Training until November 1917.

After being commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant (later Lieutenant) he was returned to active duty in Italy in November 1917.

Lieutenant Harris was a prominent handicap racing cyclist before the war and he believed that his fitness was a good grounding for the years ahead.

He was the son of Mr. & Mrs T. Harris of Rocky Lane, Catshill.

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Healey, William

Corporal.   Service No Unknown.

Royal Field artillery.

Corporal Healey died of wounds sustained when experimenting with a trench mortar. He and three others were brought into a casualty station with horrendous wounds and only survived a few hours.

Corporal Healey was the second son of Mrs. W. Healey of  Wildmoor Lane, Catshill. He was 24 years of age when he died on the 24th June 1915.

Corporal Healey joined the cavalry and served in India for two and half years before the war and was transferred to France in August 1914.

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Hemus, William

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Hodgetts, John

Lance/Sergeant   Service No 25815

Worcestershire Regiment- 14th (Pioneer) Battalion.

Lance/Sergeant Hodgetts was killed whilst working  on defenses and other technical works on the 2nd September 1916, near the Vimy area in France.

He  was 22 years of age , and the son of Mrs. A.  Hodgetts of Bourneheath.

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Holden, Charles

Private   Service No 242362

Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Battalion.

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Hubble, Charles

Gunner   Service No 322906

Royal Garrison Artillery 304 Siege Battery. 

Gunner Hubble was killed in action on the 10th May 1917.

He is commemorated in the Ravenna War Cemetery.

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Hughes, William

We currently have no additional data about William. If you can help provide any useful information, then please contact Andrew Bate.

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Irish, Harry

Corporal   Service No Unknown.

Gloucestershire Regiment 1st Battalion.

Corporal Irish was posted as wounded and missing on the 20th October 1914, but was later reported dead on that date.

Corporal Irish lived in Staple Hill .

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Jones, Alfred

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Jones, Frederick

Corporal   Service No 241031

Worcestershire Regiment 1/8 Battalion.

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Jones, Samuel

Private   Service No 20133

Worcestershire Regiment 4th Battalion.

Private Jones died in Turkey on the 10th February 1917. after being in hospital and concentration camps.

He was the son of Thomas Jones of Golden Cross Lane, Catshill.

Private Jones is commemorated in the Baghdad War Cemetery (North Gate), Iraq.

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Juggins, Samuel

Sapper   Service No 188616

Royal Engineers 225 Field Company.

Sapper Juggins was killed in action on the 11th September 1917.

He is commemorated in the Godewaersvelde British Cemetery.

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Kendall, Thomas Henry

Lance Corporal   Service No 9779

Worcestershire Regiment 1st Battalion.

Lance Corporal Kendall was killed in action on the 17th August 1917, during operations around Westhoek Ridge to the east of Ypres.

He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial and so has no known grave.

Lance Corporal Kendall lived at The Common, Bourneheath.

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Kings, Arthur

Private    Service No 12357

Worcestershire Regiment 4th Battalion.

Private Kings had four and a half years service in at the outbreak of war and was serving in India at the time.

He was sent to the Dardanelles in April 1915 where he was wounded in the arm and was hospitalized. On recovery, in July, he was drafted back to the Dardanelles. After an engagement on August 6th he was reported missing, then subsequently reported killed.

Private Kings lived in Barley Mow Lane, Catshill.

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Kings, George

Lance Corporal   Service No 15802

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Lammas, Percy

We currently have no additional data about Percy. If you can help provide any useful information, then please contact Andrew Bate.

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Ledbury, Frank

Lance corporal   Service No 8971

Coldstream Guards 1st Battalion

Lance Corporal Ledbury was killed in action on the 15th September 1916.

He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

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Lewis, John Arthur

Private   Service No 241613

Worcestershire Regiment 10th Battalion.

Private Lewis was killed in action in Italy on the 22nd March 1918.

He was the son of Mark and Sarah Ann Lewis of  Catshill House, Catshill.

Private Lewis is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

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Liddell, William

Private   Service No 20167

Worcestershire Regiment 4th Battalion.

Private Liddle was killed in action in the Gallipoli Campaign on the 6th August 1915.

He lived in Staple Hill and was 29 years of age.

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Loat, Arthur

Private   Service No CH/2002(S)

Royal Marine Light Infantry - 2nd R.M. Battalion, R.N. Div.

Private Loat was killed on the 7th November 1917, aged 19years.

He was the son of Francis and Elizabeth Loat of Warbidge Lane, Dodford.

Private Loat is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial and therefore has no known grave.

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Manning, Samuel

We currently have no additional data about Samuel. If you can help provide any useful information, then please contact Andrew Bate.

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Nicholls, Harry

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Nicholls, Roland

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Reynolds, William

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Roe, William

Private   Service No 17327

Worcestershire Regiment 10th Battalion.

Private Roe was killed in action on the 3rd July 1916 during the battle of `La Bosoisselle.`

William is commemorated on the Theipval Memorial.

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Rutter, Emmanuel

1st Class stoker   HMS Pathfinder

HMS Pathfinder was sunk in the North Sea on a Saturday in 1914 by a torpedo from a German submarine , and Emmanuel Rutter was among the 242 sailors scheduled by the Admiralty as missing believed dead.

Emmanuel was the son of Mr. William Rutter of  Golden Cross Lane, Catshill and was 27 years of age and was survived by a brother and seven sisters.

He entered the navy six years ago serving on HMS Russell and on HMS Wear before being transferred to HMS Pathfinder.

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Rutter, William

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Stokes, Abel

Lance Corporal   Service No 240935

Worcestershire Regiment 1/8th Battalion C Company

Lance Corporal Stokes was killed in action on the      24th April 1917. He was aged 21 years.

Lance Corporal Stokes was the son of Sarah Ann Stokes Of Woodrow Lane, Catshill.

Lance Corporal Stokes is commemorated in the A.I.F.   Burial Ground, Flers.

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Stringer, Reginald

Private   Service No 166123

Canadian Machine Gun Corp. 14th Battalion.

Private Stringer was killed in action on the 28th April 1917, aged 20 years.

Private Stringer was the son of Edwin L. Stringer and Alice L. Stringer who were living in Marlbrook.

Private Stringer is commemorated in Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle.  

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