Mander Bros Memorial



The memorial is inscribed with the words
" In Memory of the men from these works who lost their lives in the Great War 1914-1918."

BERESFORD ALBERT  Private 41089 10th/11th Bn Highland Light Infantry.
Albert was born in 1886 in Wolverhampton the son of Frank and Sarah Ann Beresford. The 1911 census records that Albert was employed as a labourer at a Varnish Manufacturing Works.
Albert was killed in action 11 April 1917 age 31. Grave Reference: I. B. 10. MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY MONCHY-LE-PREUX.

BRADLEY FREDERICK Private 9909 7th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Frederick was born in 1893 in Wolverhampton the son of James and Annie Bradley of 25 Hickman St. Wednesfield Wolverhampton. The oldest of eight children Frederick had five sisters and two brothers. The 1911 census records that he was employed as a crate maker at a varnish works, his father was employed as a paint grinder. Frederick was killed in action aged 22.
Memorial Reference:Panel 134 to 136 HELLES MEMORIAL GALLIPOLI.

BUTLER JOSEPH Private 9895 7th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Joseph was born at Tettenhall in 1894 son of Edward and Emma Butler, he had a sister Louie who was two years older. The 1911 Census records that the family were living at 82 Harts Street Wednesfield. Joseph was employed as a labourer at Manders paint works. His father was employed as a grinder in printing ink.
Joseph was killed in action alongside his friend and colleague, Frederick Badley. Joseph and Frederick had worked in the same shop at Mander Brothers, enlisted together were cot-mates, and served in the same platoon. They were killed engaging the Turks after the 7th Battalion had landed the previous day at Suvla Bay.
Memorial Reference: Panel 134 to 136. HELLES MEMORIAL GALLIPOLI.

COLLEY JAMES REGINALD Private 421096 Royal Army Medical Corps.
James was born in Wolverhampton in 1895, the son of Isaiah and Ada Emma Colley (nee Blackford). The oldest of five children having two sisters and two brothers. The 1911 census records that James was employed as a warehouse man at a varnish works. The family were living at 23 Middle Vauxhall, Tettenhall. James was killed In action 27 June 1917
Memorial Reference: XIX. D. 16. LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY FRANCE.

COLLINS ALFRED EDWIN Private 9663 4th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment.
Alfred was born in 1880 in Wolverhampton son of Benjamin and Julia Collins, he had two older and two younger sisters and one older brother. He married Lydie Maud New in 1902 they had two children Alfred born in 1906 and a daughter Lilian Maud born in 1910. The 1911 census records that Alfred was employed in a varnish works. The family lived at 2 Court 3 House, Bagnall St. Springfields Wolverhampton.
Alfred Died 15 July 1918. Grave Reference: VIII. D. 6. TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE.

ALBERT EDWARD DARBY Private 203382 1st/5th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment.
Albert Darby was born in Wolverhampton in 1895 the son of Mr and Mrs Charles Henry Darby, who lived at 6 Phoenix Street in the Blakenhall district of the town. Albert, who had worked at the Manders Brothers paint factory, joined the South Staffords at Wolverhampton in January 1916. After his training, Private Darby was posted to the 1/5th Battalion. While serving in the Hulluch sector, he was severely wounded and was evacuated to an Advanced Dressing Station at Sains-en-Gohelle. He died of his wounds on 17 August 1917 aged 22. Albert Darby is buried at Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot II, Row A, Grave 39.

SIDNEY C. DAVIES Private 291983 1/7th Bn Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Born 1888 in Wolverhampton son of Thomas and Ellen Davies he was their fourth son of five. At the time of the 1911 census Sidney was employed as a varnish maker and was a border at Wells Lane Wednesfield, home of his foreman Roger Manning. Thomas's mother had passed away in 1903. The 1911 census records that Sidney's father was living at 115 Powell St. with Sidney's older brother.
Sidney married Evelyn Jebbett in 1915 and they had a son Harold born in the same year.
Sidney died of wounds 27 September 1917. Grave Reference XXVI. E. 8A. ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY.

DAY ARTHUR CHARLES Gunner 204970 23rd Div. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery.
Arthur was born in 1891 in Wednesfield son of Charles and Fanny Day, he had an older sister Emma and a younger brother Edward. The 1911 census records Arthur being employed as a steel trap maker, however his borther was employed as an office boy at a "colour works".
Arthur married May Robinson in 1916 in Wolverhampton. He died 8 November 1918 in Italy. Grave Reference:II. A. 5. STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA.

DEVEREUX THOMAS CUTHBERT Driver 800670 24th Bty 38th Bde Royal Field Artillery.
Thomas was born in 1896 at Stoke on Trent son of Thomas and Margaret Devereux. He had an older brother and two younger sisters. The 1911 census records that Thomas was employed as an office boy and the family were living at 14 Stafford Street Wolverhampton.
Thomas died of wounds 18 April 1918 aged 21. Grave Reference: XXVI. G. 4A. LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY.

EGGINTON HARRY Private 33536 11th Bn. Border Regiment.
Harry was born in 1882 at Tipton the son of James and Sarah Eggington. The 1911 census records that Harry was employed as a clerk at a "colour works."
He married Elsie Brommage in 1916, they lived at 14 Mostyn St, Wolverhampton. Harry was killed in action 2 December 1917 aged 35. Tyne Cot Memorial Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Panel 85 to 86.

HADDOCK SAMUEL Private 203819 2nd/6th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment.
Samuel was born in 1887 in Wolverhampton son of William and Charlotte Haddock he had two older brothers and an older sister. The 1911 census records that Samuel was employed as a printer at an Ink Works. He married Lily May Adey in 1916, they lived at 30, Laburnum St., Wolverhampton. Samuel was killed in action 15 February 1918 age 30. Grave Reference: III. I. 6. MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY.

HADFIELD JOHN ALFRED Private 2038 1st Bn Coldstream Guards.
John was born in Wolverhampton in 1877 and was married to Ethel they had two sons Harold and Stanley and lived at 4 Court, 4 New Upper Zoar St, Wolverhampton. The 1911 census records that John was employed as a colour maker at a Varnish and Colour Manafacturer.
John died of wounds 18 June 1917 aged 40. Grave Reference:Plot 3. Row E. Grave 8. FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY.

HANSTOCK THOMAS Private 2818 1st/6th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment.
Thomas was born in 1893 in Wolverhampton the son of Emanuel and Mary Hanstock, he had two older and two younger brothers and one older and two younger sisters. The 1911 census records that he was employed as a crate maker at a Varnish and Paint manufacturer.
Thomas was killed in action 13 October 1915. Memorial Reference: Panel 73 to 76. LOOS MEMORIAL.

HAYWARD WILLIAM GLENFRED  Private 10045 MM "A" Coy. 2nd Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment.
Born 1890 at Wellington Shropshire son of John and Elizabeth Hayward. William had two older sisters Annie and Fanny and a younger brother George. The 1911 census records that William was employed as a Railway dining car assistant cook, his father was employed as a railway guard and his sister Fanny was employed as an ink tin maker. The family were living at 55 Cannock Road Park Village.
William was killed in action 30 November 1917. Panel 7 CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, France.

JOHNSON WILLIAM ROLAND Second Lieutenant 1st/6th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment.
William was born in Wolverhampton in 1877 son of John and Elizabeth Johnson the youngest child of six, having three sisters and two brothers. The 1911 census records that William was employed as a Commercial Traveller for a varnish and colour manufacturer. William was killed in action 1 July 1916 aged 39. Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 7 B. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL FRANCE.

LEE, ALBERT Private 3120 1st/6th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment.
Albert was born in Wolverhampton in 1892 the son of Enoch and Amy Lee, he had an older sister Elsie May a younger sister Ada and a younger brother Enoch. The 1911 census records that Albert was employed as an assistant engineer attendant at a paint manafacturer.
Albert enlisted in the 6th Battalion in October 1914; he was severely wounded in September 1915 while serving in the line in the Hill 60 sector. He was evacuated to hospital but died of his wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station in Vlamertinghe 3 September 1915 age 23. Grave Reference: II. A. 3. VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY.

William Lloyd (could be one of three men from W'ton)

MARTIN ARTHUR REGINALD Private 52307 2/5th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment.
Arthur was born in 1898 in Wolverhampton son of Arthur and Florence Martin, Arthur had two younger sisters Constance and Kathleen. The 1911 census records that Arthur was still at school, the family were living at 223 Hordern Rd, Wolverhampton. Arthur was killed in action 20 July 1918 he is remembered on the SOISSONS MEMORIAL France.

MATTOX BERT Private 235162 13th Bn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment).
Formerly 203480 North Staffordshire Regiment.
Bert was born 1890 in Wolverhampton son of Edward and Mary Mattox he had a younger brother Frank who was also killed in action 27 October 1914 serving with 1st Bn South Staffordshire Regiment. The 1911 census records that Bert was employed as an ink maker. Bert married Louisa Kennett in 1913 they had two sons Bert born in 1914 and Horace born in 1917; at the time of Bert's death the family lived at 21, Paul St., Heath Town.
Bert was killed in action 23 September 1917 Panel 31 to 34 and 162 and 162A and 163A. TYNE COT MEMORIAL Belgium.

MILES WILLIAM CHARLES GDSN 28230 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
William was born 1898 in Wednesfield son of John and Sarah Miles; he had a sister Nellie who was a year older and a brother George a year younger. In the 1911 census William was recorded as being a student, but his sister was employed at the Manders Paint Factory.
William was killed in action 12 October 1917, Panel 9. TYNE COT MEMORIAL BELGIUM.

MILLINGTON, EDWARD THOMAS Private 260143 5th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment
Formerly 5003 Durham Light Infantry
Edward was born in 1885 in Wolverhampton the son of Robert and Hannah the oldest of four children he had two sisters and a brother. The 1911 census records that he was an ink grinder at a "colour works". He married Margaret Skelton in 1911, and their son William was born in 1911. The family lived at 74, Prosser St., Park Village, Wolverhampton. Edward died of wounds 11 November 1917 aged 32. Grave Reference: II. G. 3. MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY.

MONINGTON ALBERT Private 10300 7th Service Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment.
Born 1881 at Kinver Worcestershire married Beatrice Rothan 1909 in Wolverhampton. The 1911 census records Albert as being employed as a Colour Maker. Albert was killed in action at Gallipoli aged 34. Panel 134 to 136. HELLES MEMORIAL Turkey.

NORRIS JOHN BERNARD Private 421191 2nd/3rd (North Midland) Field Amb. Royal Army Medical Corps.
John was born in 1891 in Wolverhampton son of William and Emma Norris, he had an older brother William. John was killed in action 25 September 1917. Grave Reference:A. 21. BRIDGE HOUSE CEMETERY Belgium.

PEARSON CHARLES HUGH Lieutenant 1st/6th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment.
Charles was born in 1882 at Dunham-on-Trent Nottinghamshire the son of William and Mary Pearson the third of six children; Charles had two older and one younger sisters and a younger brother. The 1911 census records that Charles was employed as a clerk at Mander Brothers Varnish manufacturers. Charles was killed in action 10 March 1916. Grave Reference:I. D. 4. ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI.

RICHARDS THOMAS Sergeant 12208 14th (Service) Battalion Highland Light Infantry.
Thomas was born in 1897 in Wolverhampton son of Thomas and Louisa Richards. Thomas had an older brother John, a younger brother William and three younger sisters Louisa, Mary and Florence. The 1911 census records that he lived with his family at 31 Peel St. Wolverhampton and was employed as a warehouse boy at a colour manufacturer.
Thomas was killed in action 7 September 1916. Grave Reference:I. K. 31. MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY. France

SWATMAN FREDERICK Gunner 104373 229th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery.
Frederick was born in 1884 at Small Heath Birmingham, son of Richard and Mary Swatman the second oldest child of eight. Frederick had one older sister, four younger sisters and two younger brothers. The 1911 census records that Frederick was living with his Aunt Hettie Bateman at 178 Coleman Street Wolverhampton and was employed as a labourer at a varnish works.
Frederick was killed in action 31 May 1917. Grave Reference:C.16. MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY. France.

Harry Savage

SPROSON JAMES EDWARD Private 207936 67th Company Labour Corps.
James was born in Tettenhall, son of Arthur and Mary Sproson. He had two older brothers William and Albert and a younger sister Edith and brother Harold. James married Alice Asprey in 1910 the 1911 census records that they were living at 37 Laburnum Street, James was employed as a varnish bottler.
James died of wounds 31 October 1917. Grave Reference:Enclosure No.2 III. B. 17. BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Belgium

TOMKINSON THOMAS WILLIAM Lance Serjeant 9974 11th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment.
Thomas was born in 1876 in Compton son of George and Elizabeth Tomkinson, of Compton. He married Caroline Yateman at Wolverhampton Registar Office 17 March 1900. They had three children Lavina born 1901, Thomas born 1902 and Annie born 1903. The 1911 census and his attestation papers record that he was employed as a cooper at a Varnish and Paint Works. Before the war Thomas had served with the 6th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment the territorial Force based at Wolverhampton. At the outbreak of the war Thomas enlisted on 28 August 1914 but the medical officer only agreed for him to be part of the reserve and he never left Britain. He was posted to the 11th Bn 24 October 1914 and was promoted to Lance Serjeant 6 August 1915. Thomas was discharged from the Army 28 May 1916 as medically unfit and was granted a pension as he had cancer of the bowel, he died 25 June 1916.
Grave Reference:South of chancel.TETTENHALL REGIS (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD.

TURNER ARTHUR Private 30573 1st Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment.
Arthur was born 4 May 1899 son of Matthew and Eliza Turner he had one older and three younger sisters and one older and one younger brother. The family were living at 121A Horsley Fields, Wolverhampton.
Arthur joined the Army 6 March 1917 aged 17 years, his attestation papers indicate that he was employed as a warehouse man at Manders Paints and was 5' 6" tall. Arthur was mobilized 7 May 1917 and posted 13 May 1917 to 7th training reserve for basic training. Unfortunately he contracted scarlet fever and was hospitalised in Cannock Chase Military hospital from 27 July to 10 September which curtailed his training. He was then transfered 18 October 1917 to 264th Infantry Bn a Training Reserve. Arthur was finally posted to A Company 1st Bn East Yorkshire Regiment 31 March 1918 joining his unit 2 April 1918. Arthur died of wounds 17 April 1918 aged 18. Grave Reference:V. D. 38. HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY Belgium.

VITTY LAWRENCE Private 2650 1/6th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment.
Lawrence was born in 1894 in Wolverhampton the son of Lawrence and Mary Vitty; the 1911 census records that he was employed as a junior clerk at a varnish and paint manufacturers and was living at 215 Dunstall Rd. Wolverhampton. He joined the Staffords in August 1914 and landed at Le Havre on 3 March 1915 with the 1/6th Battalion and served with the unit until he was wounded during the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on 13 October 1915. On recovering from his injuries, Lawrence was posted back to the 1/6th Battalion. He was killed in action aged 21 during his battalion's unsuccessful attack at Gommecourt on 1 July 1916. Grave Reference: I. L. 12. FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY FRANCE.

WESTWOOD WILLIAM Private 41603 2nd/6th Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment.
William was born in 1884 in Wolverhampton son of David and Catherine Westwood; he had two older and one younger sisters and two older brothers. The 1911 census records that William was employed as a "colour mixer" at a paint and varnish manufacturer. William married Ellen Starr in 1903 they had three children Florence born in 1906 Joseph born in 1912 and David born in 1914. The family lived at 115, North St., Wolverhampton. William was killed in action 15 April 1918. Sp. Mem. E. 34. CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK France.

 

ROLL OF HONOUR MANDER BROTHERS LTD WORLD WAR 1939-1945.

JOHN HERBERT DAVIES Lance Serjeant 2662556
3rd Bn Coldstream Guards
Died 22/01/1944 Age:33
Husband of Elsie Florence Davies of Wednesfield.
Grave Reference:IV, B, 5.
MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY

HOWARD ANTHONY NELSON MANDER Captain 160875
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 16/10/1944 Age:24
Son of Colonel H. V. Mander and Monica C. Mander; husband of Monica Mary Mander of Blackheath, London.
Grave Reference: I. E. 6.
MIERLO WAR CEMETERY

WILSON,WILLIAM DAVID Flying Officer 142063
626 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 21/07/1944 Age:33
Son of James and Elinor Wilson; husband of Dorothea M. Wilson, of Hampstead, London.
Memorial Reference: Panel 210.
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

 

      



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