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POOLER, Harold, 8943, Private.
2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

Born in Darlaston in 1893 he was the son of George and Mary Jane Pooler.

Harold married Rachel Plant In 1913 and they lived at 3Ct, 2Hse, Bell St, Darlaston.

Enlisted at Wednesbury.

He was killed in action on the 29th July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.

He has no known grave and is remembered on 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 force.

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He was entitled to the War Medal and Victory Medal.

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NOTES.

In the 1911 census Harold and his father are lodging at 14, Bentley Rd, Darlaston.
Lily Dangerfield. H (30)
John Dangerfield. S (7)
Ellen Dangerfield. D (4)
Joseph Dangerfield. S (2)
George Pooler. Lodger (59)
Harold Pooler. Lodger (18)

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POWELL, Frank W, 46681, Lance Corporal.
8th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, the son of Francis and Florence Powell.

Frank lived at 284, Walsall Rd, Wednesbury with his wife Emily.

He enlisted at Dronfield, Yorkshire.

Whilst serving in France he died of wounds on the 15th March 1917, aged 21 and was buried in Plot I. C. 1. Ancre British Cemetery, France.

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He was entitled to the War Medal and Victory Medal.

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NOTES.

In the 1911 census the family were living at;
1, Little Horton St, Darlaston.
Francis Powell. H (36)
Florence Powell. W (33)
Frank Powell. S (16)
John Powell. S (13)
Florrie Powell. D (8)

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MALBORN, Henry, D/38957, Private.
30th Battalion, South Wales Borderers.

He was born in Wednesbury in 1902 the eldest son of Henry and Ann Malborn.
Henry married Lily Lappage in the Spring of 1927.

His address was 9, Bush St, Darlaston.

His military history is unknown but he died, possibly in Bilston, on the 9th March 1944 aged 42.

He was buried on the 14th March in Plot VA 152, James Bridge Cemetery, Darlaston.

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POWELL, Joseph, 10349, Private.
7th (Service) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

He was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1887.

Married Elizabeth Maria ? About 2 years after Joseph’s death she married a John Dummelow.

Joseph enlisted at Wolverhampton, Staffs, his address then was, 32, Perry St, Darlaston.

After training in Surrey the Battalion went by train to Liverpool and then on the 1st July 1915 they boarded the “Empress of Britain” and sailed, via Malta and Alexandria, to Mudros, arriving on the 18th.

The men transhipped to the “Abassieh” and sailed to Cape Helles, Gallipoli, where they landed on the 21st July 1915. They were involved in fighting over the next few days and then were transferred, by sea, and landed on ‘B’ Beach, Sulva Bay.

Joseph Powell was possibly wounded in the attack on Ismail Oglu Tepe on the 9th and evacuated to a transport ship.

He died from his wounds whilst at sea on the 10th August 1915 aged 28. His body was buried at sea. His war lasted 20 days.

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

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

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PRICE, Andrew, Pte

Posted: July 25, 2014 in WW I ARMY

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PRICE, Andrew, 57447, Private
1/5th Battalion (T.F.) Lancashire Fusiliers.

He was the son of Joseph and Hannah Price and was born in 1888 in Kidderminster. The family moved, first to Wednesbury and then, to Darlaston where he married Emmie Blanche Taylor in October 1910.

In the 1911 census they are living at 144 The Green, Darlaston and he is described as a Painter and Paperhanger.

He enlisted in the Army at Wednesbury and initially served in the Leicestershire Regiment as Pte 48074 before being transferred to the Lancashire Fusiliers.

He served in France and was wounded, he was returned to England where on 7th October 1918 he died of his wounds whilst being cared for in the Military Hospital that had been set up in the former Workhouse in Billesdon, Leicestershire.

Andrew Price was returned to his home town and on the 12th October 1918 he was buried in Section H, Plot 103 of James Bridge Cemetery, Darlaston.

His original sandstone headstone deteriorated and was replaced with the one shown in 1998.

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He was entitled to the War Medal and Victory Medal.

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In the 1911 census he is listed as living at 144, The Green, Darlaston.
Andrew Price. H (23)
Emmie B Price. W (22)

PRICE, Arthur.

Posted: July 24, 2014 in WW I ARMY

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PRICE, Arthur

This man is listed on the 1918 plaque on the memorial but nothing else is known.
Help needed.

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PRICE, James Paul, 16624, Pte.
Ist Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

Born in Darlaston in 1884, the son of Samuel and Mary Ann Price.

James Price married Emily Jane Richardson on the 29th October 1905 in Darlaston.

He enlisted at Darlaston giving his address as 59, Bell St, Darlaston, following training he arrived in France on the 1st June 1915.

He died of his wounds on the 25th September 1915 aged 27.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Loos Memorial, France. The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave.

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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 Price and it is poignant that neither of them have a known grave.

In the 1911 census James and his family are living at 57, Cramp Hill Darlaston.
James Paul Price. H (26)
Emily Jane Price. W (25)
James Paul Price. S (4)
Isabella Price. (8m)

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PRICE, John, 19410, Private.
1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.

Born in Darlaston he was the son of Samuel and Mary Ann Price.
Married to Dinah.

Enlisted at Wednesbury, giving his address as 59, Bell St, Darlaston. Following training he arrived in France on the 20th December 1915.

He died of wounds on the 7th February 1916 aged 29.

He 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 who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave.

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

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He was the brother of James Paul Price and it is poignant that neither of them have a known grave.

In the 1911 census John is living in the household of his step-father at 30. Booth St, Darlaston.
Charles Henry Cooper. H (49)
Mary Ann Cooper. W (48)
John Price. S (24)
Alfred Price. S (22)
Bella Price. D (18)
Arthur Cooper. S (12)
Clarence Huskison. Adopted son (16)

PRICE, John.

Posted: July 24, 2014 in WW I ARMY

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PRICE, John.

Information is needed on this man, he is listed on the 1916 plaque but nothing else is known. He may not even belong in the Army section.

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PURCELL, John, 52202, Fitter Corporal.
185th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was born in Wednesbury in 1878 the son of Ben and Betsy Purcell.
He was a bridge and roofing platter and married Maud, at the time of his death the family address was 18, Castle St, Darlaston.

He died on the 30th December 1918 aged 40.

He was buried in Plot AA. Brebieres British Cemetery, France.

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His wife had ‘Thy Will Be Done’ inscribed on his headstone.

He was entitled to the War Medal and Victory Medal.

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