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GILDER, Walter, 16970, Private.

18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was born at Darlaston in 1895 the eldest son of Charles and Mary Gelder.

He enlisted at Darlaston.

He was killed in action on the 24th August 1916.

He has no known grave and he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

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The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave.

Walter was entitled to the War Medal and Victory Medal.

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On the Memorial and in military sources he is recorded as Gilder, in the census’s and Electoral rolls the spelling in Gelder.

At the time of the 1911 census the family were living at 56c, Hewitt’s Buildings, Foundry St, Darlaston.

Charles Gelder. H (41)

Mary Gelder. W (34)

Walter Gelder. S (15) Tube fitter’s labourer in Tube Works.

Mary Gelder. D (11)

Albert Gelder. S (7)

Martha Gelder. D (9)

William Gelder. S (5)

Clara Gelder. D (4)

David Gelder. S (1)

Joseph Gelder. S (1month)

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GITTINGS, Arthur, 39515, Private.

‘B’ Company, 4th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was born at Darlaston the son of Arthur and Alice Gittings

He died of wounds on the 14th April 1918 aged 21.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

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Arthur was entitled to the War Medal and Victory Medal.

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When he enlisted his address was 5, Foster St Terrace, Darlaston. His parents were still there at the end of the war.

In all of the military references he is Gittins but on the War Memorial and in the 1919 electoral records for his parents it is Gittings.

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CARTWRIGHT, Wilson, 4975223, Private.

1st Battalion, Green Howards.

He was the son of Arthur and Fanny Cartwright of Wednesbury.

He married Hilda Wesley in the Spring of 1941 at Wednesbury, Staffs

He was killed in action on the23rd May 1944 aged 23.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Cassino Memorial, Italy.

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His wife was born and died at Derby.

CLAY, James E, Dvr.

Posted: October 19, 2014 in WW II ARMY

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CLAY, James Edward, T/233029, Driver.

Royal Army service Corps, attached 212 Battery, 64 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery.

He was the son of Josiah and Eliza Clay and may have been born in Canada.

He married Phoebe Dabbs at Wednesbury in the spring of 1935.

He was killed in action on the 20th June 1942 aged 32.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

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At the time of his death the family home was at Moxley.

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COLLINS, Joseph, 14728112,Private.

6th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers.

He was born in 1910 at Wednesbury the son of Joseph and Catherine Bott of Darlaston.

He was killed in action on the 4th November 1944 aged 34.

He is buried in Plot V. C. 2. Mierlo War Cemetery, Italy.

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Catherine Collins married Joseph Bott when Joseph was about 2 years old.

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GOODWIN, George, 18417, Lance Corporal.

12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry.

He was born at Darlaston in 1892 the son of William and Betsy Goodwin.

He married Lily Alice Davies in the spring of 1914 at Darlaston.

He enlisted at Darlaston and after training he was first sent to France on the 11th July 1915.

He died of wounds on the 27th September 1915 aged 24.

He was buried in Plot I. D. 49. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France.

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George was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.

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At the time of the 1911 census the family home was at 8, Mill St, Darlaston.

William Goodwin. H (54)

Betsy Goodwin. W (51)

George Goodwin. S (18) Machinist Bolt maker.

Fanny Goodwin. D (16)

Thomas Goodwin. S (11)

 

When he enlisted his address may have been 19, Foundry St, Darlaston.

On all of the Imperial War Grave records his widow gives as her address, 8, Little Cross St Darlaston.

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GREEN, George Henry, 14217, Private.

8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was born in 1884 at Darlaston and was the son of John and Grace Elizabeth Green.

He married Mary Elizabeth Phillips in the Spring of 1909.

He enlisted at Wolverhampton and was first deployed to France on the 14th July 1915.

He died of wounds on the 17th February 1916 aged 31.

He is buried in Plot II. C. 47. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

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His widow had the following inscribed on his headstone;

UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS

& THE SHADOWS FLY AWAY.

The cemetery contains 9,901 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 24 being unidentified.

George was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.

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At the time of the 1911 census he was living at 4 Court, 5 House, New St, Darlaston.

George Henry Green. H (26) Labourer at Bridge & Roofing works.

Mary Elizabeth Green. W (25)

Elsie Maud Green. D (1)

 

By the time of his death their home was at 48, New St, Darlaston.

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GREEN, George Thomas, 240842, Corporal.

1st/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was born in Wednesbury in 1883 the son of Agnes and ?

He married Sarah Ann Tracey in early 1906 at Darlaston.

He enlisted at Darlaston and was first sent to France on the 19th August 1915.

He was killed in action on the 1917 aged 34.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France.

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The ARRAS MEMORIAL commemorates 34,773 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918.

George was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.

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By the age of 8 he is living with his mother and step-father, Charles Higgins.

At the time of the 1911 census the family were living at 10, Mill Lane, Darlaston.

George Thomas Green. H (26) Tube maker.

Sarah Ann Green. W (25)

George Thomas Green. S (5)

William Charles Green. S (3)

Isaiah Green. S (1)

GREEN, John, L/Cpl.

Posted: October 18, 2014 in WW I ARMY
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GREEN, John, S/8778, Lance Corporal.

2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade.

He was born in Darlaston.

He enlisted at Charing Cross, London.

He first arrived in France on the 18th May 1915.

He was killed in action on the 25th September 1915.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

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The PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL commemorates 11,372 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in this sector during the First World War and have no known grave.

John was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.

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At the time of his enlistment he was living at Lambeth, London.

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GREEN, Joseph, 13073, Private.

8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was born in Darlaston in 1880 the son of William and Maria Green..

He enlisted at Wolverhampton, Staffs.

He was killed in action on the 12th September 1916.

He is buried in Plot A. 1. Hannescamps New Military Cemetery, France.

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The cemetery contains 102 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 19 of the burials are unidentified but there is a special memorial to one casualty known to be buried among them.

Joseph was entitled to the War Medal and Victory Medal.

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At the time of the 1911 census he was living with his sister and brother-in-law in Pinfold Alley, Darlaston.

Arthur Charles Farnell. H (25)

Harriet Farnell. W (26)

Harriet Farnell. D (5)

Joseph Green. B in L (30. Striker in tube works.

William Farnell. B (30)

Caroline Farnell. D (1)

 

Arthur Charles Farnell was killed just 2 months after his Brother-in-Law and is also listed on Darlaston War Memorial.