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PAYNE, Ernest, 93624, Driver.
23rd Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery.

Born in Darlaston

Enlisted at Wolverhampton and following training he was posted to France on the 26th June 1915.

Died of wounds 21st March 1918.
Buried in Plot II. G. 9. Achiet Le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

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He is entitled to the 1915 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.

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PAYNE, Zacharioh, 9288, Acting Sargeant.
6th Battalion, Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire) Regiment.

Born in Darlaston in 1889 the son of Josiah and Mary Payne.

Enlisted at Lichfield.

Killed in action in Mesopotamia on the 14th February 1917.
He has no known grave and is remembered on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

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He was entitled to the War Medal and Victory Medal.

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In the 1891 census his family are living with his Grandparents in Darlaston.

In the 1901 census Joseph and his sister, Sarah, are living with an aunt and uncle in Pontefract, Yorkshire.

In the 1911 census he is listed as a Private in the 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment stationed in India.

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PEAKE, David, 13949, Sergeant.
10th Battalion, Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) Regiment.

Born in Darlaston in 1882, he was the 3rd son of William James and Sarah Jane Peake.

Enlisted in Hamilton, Scotland and arrived in France on the 11th July 1915.

Died of wounds on the 28th September 1915, aged 33.

He was buried in Plot I. D. 35. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France.

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He was entitled to the 1915 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.

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He was the brother of John and Maurice Peake who also died in the war and are remembered on Darlaston Memorial.

He is the only one of the three brothers to have a grave.

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PEAKE, John, 9678, Private.
2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

Born in Darlaston in 1897 he was the 6th son of William James and Sarah Jane Peake.

He enlisted in Wednesbury.

He was killed in action in France on the 17th February 1917.

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

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He was entitled to the War Medal and the Victory Medal.

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He was the brother of David and Maurice Peake who also died in the war and are remembered on Darlaston Memorial.

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PEAKE, Maurice, 9342, Corporal.
7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

Born in Darlaston in 1895 the 5th son of William James and Sarah Jane Peake.

He enlisted at Wednesbury and was amongst some of the first troops to be sent to France, arriving on the 12th August 1914. He was wounded whilst serving in France.

His battalion was transferred to Gallipoli, arriving on the 20th July, he was killed in action near Jephson’s Post on the 23rd September 1915.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

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He was entitled to the 1914 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.

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He was the brother of David and John Peake who also died in the war and are remembered on Darlaston Memorial.

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PERKINS, James, T2/015625, Driver.
17th Division Train, Army Service Corps.

Born in Darlaston in 1880.
Married to Elizabeth and lived at 37, Catherines Cross, Darlaston.

He enlisted at Darlaston and after training he was posted to France on the 20th December 1915.

James was killed in action on the 7th August 1916 aged 35.
He is buried in Plot V. H. 15. Bethune Town Cemetery,France.

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His widow had the following carved onto his headstone.
As years roll on we miss him more.

He was entitled to the 1915 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.

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NOTES.

Towards the end of 1918 Elizabeth married John E Kimbley.

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PERRY, Leonard, 42175, Private.
7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.

Born in Darlaston in 1897 to William and Hannah Perry.

Enlisted at Walsall, he was originally 25637 of the North Staffordshire Regiment before being transferred to the Norfolk’s.

Leonard married Ann M Groves in February 1918.

He was killed in action on the 18th September 1918 aged 22.

He was buried in Plot I. D. 4. Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, France.

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He was entitled to the War Medal and the Victory Medal.

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His wife re-married in 1920 to John E Bayliss and they lived at 7 Ct, 3 Hse, Catherines Cross, Darlaston.

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PHILLIPS, Sidney, 69450, Gunner.
119th Battery, 27th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

He was born in Darlaston
Sidney was married to Lucy Rebecca and their address at the outbreak of war was 20, Avenue Rd, Darlaston.

He enlisted at Wolverhampton and was sent to France on the 19th August 1914.

He may have had the shortest ‘active’ war of any of the men on this memorial as he was almost certainly captured by the Germans on the 24th August after all of 119’s guns were put out of action during the action at Elouges.

Official notification came through on the 30th December 1914 that he was a Prisoner of War in Germany.

He died on the 24th October 1918 in Otto Hospital, Oebsintz**, Germany.

He is buried in Plot V. F. 10. Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany.

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He was entitled to the 1914 Star with clasp, War Medal and Victory Medal.

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When his will was proved in August 1919 his wife’s address was 52, Trafalgar Rd, Moseley, Birmingham. Total was £105, 7s 3d.

**I have been unable to find this town in Germany.

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PINCHER. Joseph, 2407, Private.
1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers.

Born in Darlaston in 1891 by 1911 he was living in Castleford, Yorkshire.

He enlisted at Castleford, Yorkshire and received the number 17067 in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Regiment. He was transferred to the R. M. F quite early on as the first time he entered a theatre of war was on the 9th July 1915 at Gallipoli with the Royal Munsters.

He went on to serve in France where he was killed in action on the 30th September 1918.

He was buried in Plot I. C. 15. Anneux British Cemetery, France.

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Joseph was entitled to the 1915 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.

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In the 1911 census he is a boarder with Jesse Burrows at 11, Wainwright St, Castleford, Yorkshire.
Joseph Pincher. Boarder (20)

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PINCHER, William, 9040, (2005226) Private.
‘C’ Company, 1/5th (TF) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

Born in Darlaston in 1886 the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Pincher.

William married Eliza Mahoney in spring 1909 they lived at 3Ct, 3Hse, Moxley Rd, Darlaston.

Enlisted at Walsall and after training he landed in France on the 28th June 1915.

He was killed in action 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 29 years old.

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

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He was entitled to the 1914/15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.

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In the 1911 census the family are living at 3Ct, 7Hse, Moxley Rd, Darlaston.
William Pincher. H (24). Labourer in a Tube Works.
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