CONWAY, Peter, 9905, Private.
7th (Service) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment.
He was born in 1895 at Motherwell, Scotland, the son of Peter and Isabella Conway. They were a Black Country family but lived in Scotland for most of the 1890s. But by 1901 they had returned and were living in Regent St, Birchills, Walsall and by the time of the 1911 census they had moved to Darlaston.
Peter enlisted at Wolverhampton, Staffs, underwent training and his first theatre of war was Gallipoli, he landed there on the 21st July 1915, 4 days later he was dead.
He was killed in action at Gallipoli on the 25th July 1915 aged 19.
He is buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
The exact location of his grave is unknown and he is therefore remembered on Special Memorial A. 34. In addition to his details it has the inscription
“BELIEVED TO BE BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY”.
Peter’s family had the following inscription added to the memorial.
REST IN PEACE.
Peter was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.
Isabella Conway died in 1903 and Peter Snr married Emma Smith in 1905.
From the 1911 census we see that the family are at 12 Bentley Rd, Darlaston.
Peter Conway. H (52)
Emma Conway. W (46)
Clara Conway. D (20)
Alfred Conway. S (16)
Thomas Smith. S (16)
Peter Conway. S (15) General Labourer in Bolt & Nut works.
Florence Smith. D (9)
John Tomlinson. Boarder (25)
His brother Alfred is also on Darlaston War Memorial and on this site.