“If you think, have a kindly thought, If you speak, speak generously, Of those who as heroes fought And died to keep you free”

Thomas Hardy
Men & Memorials of Dudley

Welcome to Men & Memorials of Dudley by The Black Country Society

Set up by the Black Country Society. Our aim is to highlight local men who died in the Great War and how they have been commemorated on war memorials. Its scope covers the whole of the present Dudley Municipal Borough and therefore includes the places which have come within its bounds since 1914.

There are over fifty memorials and the number of names exceeds three thousand. Research on the names has been extensive but inevitably errors and omissions occur. We would like to hear about them concentrated on life and work before 1914, involvement in military campaigns and where each man is buried or commemorated.

A Biography from our archives:

TREVIS, William Henry

Royal Engineers. 06 December 1918

William Trevis was the son of Francis and Susannah Trevis of 126 Birmingham Street, Stourbridge. He enlisted in the Royal Engineers and was employed in the Railway Transport Department in the Engineers depot at Longmoor, Hants. In November 1918 Pioneer William Trevis was admitted to Wordsley Military Hospital where he died, probably of influenza, on the 6th December 1918. He is buried in Lye and Wollescote Cemetery (C M 33). He was 26 years of age and is commemorated on the Stourbridge and St. John's church Memorials.

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Commemorated at:

Stourbridge St. John Memorial

Stourbridge St. John Memorial

Saint John's Church, Stourbridge, West Midlands