St Philip's Memorial, Penn

The Memorial is situated on Church Road, Bradmore, Wolverhampton WV3 7EJ

Engraved on the memorial are the words

"This Statue is erected as a lasting tribute to the men of Penn Fields Bradmore and Merry Hill who served in His Majestys Forces during the great war 1914-1919. The names of those who paid the supreme sacrifice are engraved hereon."  Erected by Voluntary Contributions  

Captain Edward Charles Christian 7th Btn South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in Action 11 September1916 aged 21.Son of Mr E.H and Mrs C.H.Christian,of 82 Church Rd Bradmore, Wolverhampton.Native of the Isle of Man.

Captain Francis Henry Walter Hunt 5th Btn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of Wounds 27 September 1915. Grave Reference:XIII.D.14. HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

Second Lieutenant Frederick John Iliff 1/6th Btn South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in Action 13 October 1915 aged 31. Son of John Spencer Iliff and Fanny Iliff, of 32, Alexandra Rd., Burton-on-Trent.Memorial Reference:Panel 73 to 76 LOOS MEMORIAL

Lieutenant John Parry Thorne 1/5th Btn South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in Action 1 July 1916 Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 7 B THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Second Lieutenant Leonard Josiah Baxter Second Lieutenant 4th Bn The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of Wounds 12 November 1918 Grave Reference: S. V. K. 11. ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN

Second Lieutenent Harry Leonard Higgs1st/5th Bn London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)
Attached to 28th Bn London Regiment (Artists' Rifles). Killed in Action 25 March 1918
Son of Charles and Jane Higgs of 15 Trysull Rd. Bradmore Wolverhampton. Bay 9. ARRAS MEMORIAL

Second Lieutenant William Woolley 3rd Bn Manchester Regiment Killed in Action 19 August 1918.

Serjeant Arthur Robert Brewerton 4153 1/6th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in Action 1 July 1916. Son of Robert and Alice Brewerton, of III, Church Rd., Bradmore, Wolverhampton Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 7 B THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.

Serjeant George Rowley 9340 9th Bn Worcestershire Rgt Killed in Action (Gallipoli) 10 August 1915. Memorial Reference: Panel 104 -113 HELLES MEMORIAL

Private Frederick Baker 408 15th Bn Australian Infantry A.I.F died 20 May 1915. Son of John and Annie E. Baker, of Merry Hill, Wolverhampton. Memorial Reference: 45 LONE PINE MEMORIAL.

Corporal Eric Jones 24049 8th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in Action 9 October 1917 aged 20. Son of John Baines Jones and Elizabeth Wilkes Jones (nee Cope) of Broad Lane, Bradmore. He was born in Penn Parish. His father was the Chemistry Master at the Higher Grade Day School. Panel 82 to 85 and 162A. TYNE COT MEMORIAL additional information provided by relative Martin Cope.

Corporal Albert Turner 14995 3rd Bn South Staffordshire Regiment Died (Home) 25 December 1916. Husband of Edith Turner, of 40, Mostyn St. Staveley Rd., Wolverhampton. Husband of Edith Turner, of 40, Mostyn St. Staveley Rd., Wolverhampton. Grave Reference: 22744 WOLVERHAMPTON CEMETERY.

Private William Nicholls 19764 1st (Garrison) Bn Lincolnshire Regimentt Died (Home) 26 November 1915. WHITTINGTON (ST. GILES) CHURCHYARD.

Lance Corporal John Holding 16489 9th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers Killed in Action 7 July 1916. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.

Cadet Ernest Arthur West 13774 Royal Air Force.
Son of Jesse (the principal of the Higher Grade School) and Sarah Elizabeth West.
Died of malaria 18th December 1918.
Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery, III. B. 11. Kenya.

Bombardier William Reynolds 30938 “D” Bty 177th Bde Royal Field Artillery Killed in Action  6 May 1917. Son of Mr. W. Reynolds, of 59, Victoria Rd., Bradmore, Wolverhampton. Grave reference: I. C. 19. Loker Churchyard. Belgium.

Bombardier Robert Oldfield Bradney 810071 “A” Bty 232nd Bde. Killed in Action 21 March 1918. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Bradney, of 39, Church Rd., Bradmore, Wolverhampton. Bay 1 ARRAS MEMORIAL.

Private Percy Rowland Freeman 41964 5th Sqdn Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Killed in Action 25 March 1918. Panel 93 and 94. POZIERES MEMORIAL.

Driver Walter Edwin Cox T/356512 74th Div.Train Royal Army Service Corps Died 1 January 1919. Born in Wolverhampton, husband of Emily Cox, of 101, Church Rd., Bradmore, Wolverhampton. Grave reference: V. H. 9. TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION

Able Seaman Harold  Victor Anslow  KP/636 Anson Bn. R.N. Div. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 10 August 1915. Panel 8 to 15. HELLES MEMORIAL.

Private Albert Thomason 3447 1/6th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment. Son of Edward and Hannah Thomason, of 1, Pinfold Lane, Merry Hill, Wolverhampton Killed in Action 13 October 1915.  Panel 73 to 76 LOOS MEMORIAL.

Private Rowland William Hill 57363 “W” Coy 17th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of William and Sarah Hill, of 12, Trysull Rd., Bradmore, Wolverhampton. Killed In Action 10 September 1918.  I K 3 PERTH (CHINA WALL).

Private Alfred Sherwood 7776 1st Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of Alfred Sherwood; husband of Mary Elizabeth Sherwood, of 1, Farm Cottage, Coalway Rd., Penn Fields, Wolverhampton. Killed in Action 16 May 1915. Panel 13 and 14. LE TOURET MEMORIAL.

Private Edward Taft G/72934 1/22nd London Btn Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Rgt). Killed in Action 2 September 1918. Grave reference: VII. D. 3.  FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND.

Pte John Henry Bowen 80371 1st/7th Bn Durham Light Infantry. Son of Louisa Maisey Bowen, of 11, Trysull Rd., Bradmore, Wolverhampton, and the late Arthur Edward Bowen. Born at Wolverhampton, Died Of Wounds 24 July 1918. Grave reference: B. 2. ST. ERME COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.

Private J William Jordan 35787 6th Bn KOYLI. Son of John T. and Lucy H. Jordan, of Bradmore, Wolverhampton. Died of Wounds 8 June 1917. Grave reference: Neuville-Vitasse Mill Cem. Mem., Panel 4. LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE.

Private Herbert Sydney Cope 2716 1/6th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment. Son of Herbert Frank and Edith Annie Cope, of Stubbs Rd., Wolverhampton. Killed in Action 8 April 1916. Grave reference: I. B. 19. ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI.

Private Walter Raymond Cope 2874 1/6th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment.
Walter was born in Wolverhampton in 1894. He was educated at the Palace School in Bewdley. On completing his schooling he joined his father’s firm at Lichfield Street in Wolverhampton. Private Cope joined the “Non-Manual” section of the 6th Battalion at Wolverhampton on 2 September 1914. After training at Penn Hall and Saffron Walden, Walter embarked for France with the 1/6th Battalion in March 1915. Walter was seriously wounded on 13 October 1915. He was evacuated to a hospital at Etaples, where the severity of his injuries resulted in him having a leg amputated. His condition worsened and he died of his wounds on 17 October 1915. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery: Plot III, Row E, Grave 3A.

Private Bernard Vincent Wellstead 236126 2nd Bn East Lancashire Regiment. (Formerly 3030506 Manchester Regiment Only son of Sidney Lock Wellstead and Ellen Jane Wellstead, of 6, Chequer St., Penn Fields, Wolverhampton. Died of Wounds 15 October 1918. Grave reference: VII. B. 92. DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN.

Private Harry Summers 20313 26th Bn Royal Fusiliers. Son of George Walter and Elizabeth Summers, of "Glenthorne", 1, Lyndhurst Rd., Wolverhampton. Killed in Action 18 September 1916. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.

Pte George Frederick Keates 51826 2/4th Btn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.Son of Frederick and Violet Keates, of 25, Westbourne Rd., Penn, Wolverhampton. Killed in Action 25 June 1918. Grave reference: XXI. D. 13. BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY.

Pte J Law 7th Btn British Columbia Rgt Canadian Infantry Died 8/4/1917.

Pte George Frederick Pritchard 1st Btn Grenadier Guards KIA 2/2/1917

Pte Cyril Eric Rogers 3443 1/6th Btn South Staffordshire Rgt KIA 13/10/1915.

Alfred Oswald Hall Able Seaman Nelson Bn R.N.Div Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Killed in Action 3 May 1915 Aged 21.Son of Alfred and Prudence Emily Hall of Stafford House Queen Square Wolverhampton. Memorial Reference: 15. CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

Douglas Morris Henry Harris BZ/9359 Able Seaman (Wireless Operator) H.M. Drifter "Fandi." Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in Action 15 May 1917 Aged 19. Born in Penn Wolverhampton. Son of Leo E. and Mabel Harris, of Winsmore Lodge, St. Albans Rd Watford.

Pte Albert Ernest Hollick 424526 Labour Corps (Formerly 9042 South Staffs Rgt) Died (Home) 27/10/1918.

Pte Daniel Turley M2/101474 2nd Water Tank Coy Mechanical Transport Army Service Corps Died 15/11/1918

Able Seaman W J.Bradley J/78842 H.M.S “Victory 1” Died 18/3/1919.