South Staffordshire. 01 July 1916

Job Underhill was born in Brierley Hill and volunteered for the South Staffords. He went to the 1st Battalion which had fought on the Western Front since October 1914. In 1915 they had been in action at Neuve Chapelle in March and at Loos in September. In 1916 they went to the Somme area and were in the front line of the attack on the 1st July. Their objective was the trench system in front of the fortified village of Mametz. They were one of the few units to succeed on that first day, having covered 1,000 yards in 30 minutes. The casualties were heavy and Private Job Underhill was one of the many killed in action. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial and on the Brierley Hill and Brierley Hill church Memorials and the Delph District Roll of Honour.

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Dudley Clock Tower

Dudley Clock Tower

Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley

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