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Lance Corporal Alfred Benton (not on Heath Hayes War Memorial)

I have recently come across another Heath Hayes soldier who died fighting for his country but who does not appear on the Heath Hayes War Memorial: Lance Corporal Alfred Benton was born in Cannock c.1896, the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Benton who … Continue reading

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Private William Thomas Archer

Private William Thomas Archer was born in Norton Canes in 1897.  The family moved to Wimblebury Road, Heath Hayes around 1900. Before the outbreak of World War One, William was employed as a labourer at the Coppice Colliery, known locally … Continue reading

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Corporal Harold Henry Bird

Corporal Harold Bird was born in 1897, the son of Joseph and Jane Bird, who at the time lived in Kidderminster.  The family later moved to Lyndhurst Road, Heath Hayes. Harold was a former drummer with the Heath Hayes Scout … Continue reading

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Private George Boddis

Private George Boddis was born in 1890, the son of William and Rebecca Boddis from nearby Hednesford. Before the outbreak of World War One, George worked as a painter and decorator.  He was also a ‘Trustee and Sidesman’ at the Bourne … Continue reading

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Private Eli Bott

Private Eli Bott was born in 1890, the son of George and Mary Bott of Hill Street, Hednesford. Before the outbreak of war, Eli was employed as a miner and is known to have worked at the Old Hednesford pit. … Continue reading

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Private Frederick Broome

Private Frederick Broome was born in 1898, the son of Walter and Priscilla Broome, who lived in Norton Road, Heath Hayes. Frederick enlisted with the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment but was killed in action on 28th August 1918. … Continue reading

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Private Isaac Brown

Private Isaac Brown was born in 1891, the son of Mr & Mrs John Brown of Hednesford Road (and later Gorsemoor Road) Heath Hayes. Before the outbreak of war, Isaac is known to have worked as a miner at the … Continue reading

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Lance Corporal Charles Harrall Clayton

Lance Corporal Charles Harrall Clayton was born in 1883, the son of George and Sarah Clayton from John Street, Chadsmoor. Before the war Charles was  a miner and a pit pony driver.  In the winter of 1912 he married Elsie … Continue reading

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Gunner Robert Coates

Gunner Robert Coates was born in Heath Hayes in 1897 and so far very little information has been found out about his early life. The 1901 census records him as a three year old boy, living at a property on … Continue reading

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