~ Wartime Memorial ~
LOWER GORNAL World War One ~ World War Two    •    UPPER GORNAL World War One ~ World War Two
Lest We Forget
UPPER GORNAL
The Great War 1914 - 1918
The local men or the Parish who have lost their lives in The Great War.
The Memorial in St Peter's Church, Upper Gornal.
PRAISE GOD FOR THE SERVICE RENDERED TO
KING AND COUNTRY BY THE FOLLOWING
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR
R.J. Aldington Joseph Beale Thomas Bird William Blackham E.L. Brookes
W. Brownhill Joseph Bullock Arthur Clarke Walter Cox Joseph Darby
James Day John Edwards John Edwards Herbert Evans Moses Fones
James S. Green William Guest Arthur Hale Isaac Harper Joseph Harper
Thomas Harper Isaac Hickman St. Clair Horton F Hyde Jos. Hyde
Thomas John Hyde William Hyde William H. Hyde Harold Jeavons Joseph Mathews
Edward Mills William Mills William Naylor Sam Nicholls Richard Oldfield
Arthur Oliver Stephen Parker Arthur Price Herbert Price James Sadler
Daniel Simmonds Joseph Stanton Richard Smout William Smith Alfred Tench
S. Tighe Ernest Watchorn J. Watton Walter Williams Arthur Worton
Benjamin Worton Ralph E. Worton R. Westwood S.T. Westwood
The Memorial is situated inside St. Peter's Church, Upper Gornal on the North wall of the Lady Chapel.
A new Memorial opened in 2018 situated in the shopping Precinct in Kent Street for the men of Upper Gornal who lost their lives in both wars.
Further work is planned for 2020-21, inluding the addition of a memorial wall which will feature the names of those lost.
Reginald John Aldington.
72012 Private; Devonshire Regiment, 5th Battalion.
Died on 29th August 1918, age 18 years.
Son of John and Mary Jane Aldington, of 7, Tudor Place, Upper Gornal.
[Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France. Panel 4]
Joseph Thomas Beale
51228 Private; Lincolnshire Regiment. "C" Coy. 2nd Battalion.
Died on 29th September 1918, age 23 years.
Son of Joseph Thomas and Emma Beale, of 9, Cricket Meadow, Upper Gornal.
[Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France. VIII.H.12]
Thomas Bird.
William Blackham.
Joseph Bullock.
Edmund L. Brookes
2140004 Sapper; Canadian Engineers.
Died on 29 December 1918, age 30 years.
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Brookes, of Upper Gornal.
[Fernie (St. Margaret's) Cemetary, Canada. B.4. S.D. G.4 ]
William Brownhill
14609 Private; Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Died on 5th May 1915, age 18 years.
Son of Edward and Elizabeth Brownhill, of 61, Jews Lane, Upper Gornal.
[Le Touret Memorial, France. Panel 17 and 18]
Arthur Clarke
47777 Serjeant; Worcestershire Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Died on 1st October 1918, age 34 years.
Husband of Mary Ann Clarke, of 28, Inhedge Street, Upper Gornal.
[Haringhe (Bandaghem) Militaery Cemetery, Belgium. III.B.41]
Walter Cox
3818 Private; outh Staffordshire Regiment, 1st/6th Battalion.
Died on 13th October 1915, age 28 years.
Son of Thomas and Mary Cox, of Brook Street, Gornal Wood; husband of Mary Anne Cox, of 7, Rock Street, Upper Gornal.
[Loos Memorial, France. Panel 73 to 76]
Joseph Darby.
James Day
M/316506 Private; Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport.
Died on 5th November 1917, age 24 years.
Son of George and Jane Day, of Old Park Farm, Upper Gornal.
[Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. III.B.41]
John Edwards.
John Edwards.
Herbert Evans.
James Sidney Green.
William Guest.
Moses Fones
73099 Private; Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 11th Battalion.
Died on 8th September 1916, age 23 years.
Son of Isaac and Annie Fones, of 34, Hill Street, Upper Gornal.
[Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A]
Isaac Harper
79163 Private; Durham Light Infantry, 15th Battalion.
Died on 29th May 1918, age 19 years.
Son of William and Eliza Harper, of 19, Mill Street, Upper Gornal.
[Soissons Memorial, France]
Thomas St. Clair Horton
2696 Private; South Staffordshire, 1st/6th Battalion.
Died on 27 August 1915.
[Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetary, Zillebeke, Belgium]
Arthur Hale.
Thomas Harper.
Joseph Harper.
Isaac Hickman.
F. Hyde.
Joseph Hyde.
William Hyde.
Thomas John Hyde
110096 Private; Durham Light Infantry, 52nd Battalion.
Died on 7 April 1919, age 19 years.
Son of Thomas and Annie Hyde, of 30, Ox Street, Upper Gornal.
[Cologne Southern Cemetary, Germany. II. E. 21]
William Henry Hyde
4440 Private; Worcestershire Regiment.
Died on 12th August 1917, age 20 years.
Son of Mr and Mrs John Hyde, of Vale Street, Upper Gornal.
[Adinkerke Military Cemetery, Belgium. C.15]
Harold Jeavons.
Joseph Mathews.
William Mills.
Gershom Marsh
17081 Private; Grenadier Guards, 4th Battalion.
Died on 25th March 1918, age 24 years.
Son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Marsh of 21 Inhedge Street, Upper Gornal.
[Ruiton Congregational Chapelyard, Upper Gornal]
N.B. Name not included on St Peters Memorial.
Edward Mills
251757 Gunner; Royal Field Artillery, "B" Bty. 86th Bde.
Died on 1st September 1918, age 27 years.
Son of Isaac John and Alice Mills, of 12, Clarence Street; husband of Sarah Ann Mills, of 58, Clarence Street, Upper Gornal.
[Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Belgium. Panel 3 and 4]
William Naylor.
Samuel Nicholls
202670 Private; Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1st/4th Battalion.
Died on 3rd September 1916, age 21 years.
Son of William and Ann Maria Nicholls, of 2, Garden Walk, Lower Gornal.
[Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 6A and 6B]
Richard Oldfield
39363 Private; South Staffordhire Regiment, 8th Battalion.
Died on 27th November 1917.
Son of Richard and Rachel Oldfield of Upper Ggornal.
[Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 90 to 92.]
Arthur Oliver.
Stephen Parker.
Arthur Price
17238 Private; York and Lancaster Regiment, 8th Battalion.
Died on 9th April 1917, age 22 years.
Son of Solomon and Sarah Jane Price, of Upper Gornal.
[Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm). VII.L.4.]
Herbert Price
16291 Lance Corporal; King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion.
Died on 30th April 1916, age 19 years.
Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Price, of Upper Gornal.
[Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, France. II.D.14 (Coll.)]
James Sadler
2533 Lance Serjeant; South Staffordshire Regiment, 1st/6th Battalion.
Died on 1 July 1916, age 30 years.
Husband of Louie Maria Sadler of 14 Inhedge, Upper Gornal, Son of Richard and Eliza Sadler of Mill Bank Sedlgey.

Killed in Action during an unsucessful attack on German trenches at Gommecourt Wood, North East France.
[Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 7 B.]
Daniel Simmonds.
William Joseph Sydney Stanton
203742 Private; Private; Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd/4th Battalion.
Died on 26 September 1917, age 21 years.
Son of William and Rebecca Stanton, of 117, Dudley Road, Sedgley.
[tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 35 to 37]
William Smith
3115 Private; Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd/7th Battalion.
Died on 4th December 1916, age 30 years.
Son of James and Sarah Smith; husband of Esther Stanley (formerly Smith), of 4, Duke's Street, Upper Gornal,.
[Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, France. L.38]
Richard Smout
16411 Private; Worcestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Died on 13th March 1915, age 18 years.
Son of Mrs. Emma Smout, of 5, Eve Lane, Upper Gornal.
[Le Touret Memorial, France. Panel 17 and 18]
Alfred Tench
6477 Private; South Staffordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Died on 1st April 1918.
Son of Mrs J. Tench, of 79, Kent Street, Upper Gornal.
[Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension, France. C.6]
S. Tighe.
Ernest Watchorn.
John Watton
8440 Private; South Staffordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Died on 7th November 1914, age 26 years.
Brother of Henry Watton, of 2, Stone Street, Upper Gornal.
[Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 35 and 37]
Walter Williams
41382 Private; Norfolk Regiment, 9th Battalion.
Died on 15th April 1918, age 20 years.
Son of John and the late Julia Williams, of 28, Clarence Street, Upper Gornal.
[Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 34 to 35]
John Benjamin Worton
28057 Private; Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion.
Died on 20th September 1917, age 22 years.
Son of Mr and Mrs John Worton, of Quarry Cottage, Upper Gornal.
[Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 9]
Ralph Edgar Worton
32029 Private; South Staffordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Died on 3 December 1917.
Son of James Henry and Louisa Worton Jews Lane, Upper gornal
[Cambrai Memorial, France. Panel 7]
Arthur Worton.
R. Westwood.
Samuel Thomas Westwood.
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At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
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The above named men were researched from the existing Memorial list unless otherwise noted.
The additional comments have been researched from existing public records.
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Any corrections, additions, pictures or stories welcomed, please contact me.
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