Jack Wheeler was the son of Mr and Mrs Wheeler of 'Martham Villa', Cleveland Street, Stourbridge. He attended Wollaston C. of E. School and was a keen Scout, the only King's Scout in the district. He was also a member of St. John's Church Choir and a member of St. John Ambulance. He worked as a draughtsman at Messrs Hill and Smith of Brierley Hill. He enlisted in November 1915 and went to France in November 1916 with the Household Battalion. They were engaged in the Battle of Arras in April 1917 and Trooper Jack Wheeler was killed in action on the 3rd May. He was 19 years of age and he is commemorated on the Arras and Stourbridge Memorials and at St. John's church, where his parents provided a special memorial to him for the church in the form of a handsomely carved Bishop's Chair.
Town Hall, Priory Street, Dudley
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