“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:

SCOTT, Isaac

Grenadier Guards. 21 June 1916

Isaac Scott was born in Brierley Hill and worked as a boiler-maker. He volunteered in December 1914 and joined the Grenadier Guards. He served in the 3rd Battalion which was very closely involved in the September/October 1915 Battle of Loos. In early 1916 they moved to the Ypres sector where there were several German attacks. In May the enemy took Hooge from the Canadians and the Guards were ordered to strengthen the line. Casualties were taken on the 19th June and Guardsman Isaac Scott was among the injured. He was taken to the Casualty Clearing Station at Poperingue and died of wounds on the 21st. He was 21 years of age and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (VIII B 5). He is commemorated on the Cradley and Halesowen Memorials.

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Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, High St, Halesowen, Dudley, West Midlands, England, B63 3BB