This memorial window is part the north wall inside St Mary and All Saints Church, Checkley, Staffordshire
Compiled with additional information by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Prayer for the Men of this parish who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918
BOSTOCK, Charles, Private 3019, 47th Australian Infantry killed in action 4th December 1916. Enlisted at Lismore New South Wales, Australia aged 35. Occupation farmer, son of Charles and Sarah Ann of Lower Tean, Staffordshire and brother of John who also fell in 1917. Buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme France
BOSTOCK, John, Lance Sergeant 33275, 8th Border Regiment died 30th May 1917 aged 34 Son of Charles and Sarah Ann Bostock, of Tean Bank, Lower Tean, Staffordshire and brother of Charles who also fell 1916. Native of Checkley. Buried at Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
BURTON, Harry Wooldridge, Private 202214, 2/5th Liverpool Regiment died 15th July 1917 aged 25. Son of Thomas Herbert and Eliza, formerly Woolridge, nee Frost. of Mill Lane, Lower Tean in the parish of Checkley. Buried at Cite Bonjean Military cemetery, Armentieres, Nord France
DUROSE, Arthur Thomas (Memorial has Thomas) Private 29973, 1st North Staffordshire Regiment killed in action, 31st July 1917 aged 22. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Durose, of Checkley Fields, Tean, Staffordshire. (Burnt Record information. Enlisted 19th February 1916, occupation, Waggoner, home address, Fir Bob, Hollington, Staffordshire. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
HEATH, Reginald Arthur, Private 40174, 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment died 16th November 1916 aged 30. Son of Arthur Ernest and Lizzie Heath, of Checkley and brother of Ernest William who also fell. Husband of Mary Ellen Heath, of 42, Conduit Road, Stamford, Linconshire. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
HEATH, Ernest William, Private 27487, 1/4th The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died 16th August 1918. Son of Arthur Ernest and Lizzie of Checkley and husband of Mercy nee Swinson whom he married 7th February 1916 at Leigh, Staffordshire. He enlisted at Lichfield 15th February 1916, occupation given as farmer. A letter dated 8th May 1918 to his wife at Nobut Leigh, Staffordshire which named private articles of her husband which was sent at the same time. 1 Wristlet watch, damaged, with strap, 1 tobacco pouch, 1 wallet, 1 letter, photograph, cap badge and a lock of hair. He is buried at Houchin British Cemetery, France
HODSON, Samuel, Private 202559, 1/7th Worcestershire Regiment, died 31st August 1917. Native of Fole near Checkley. Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
KING, Harry, Fell (date not known) whilst serving with the American Army. He was the brother of Reginald
KING, Reginald, Private M2/114698, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps, attached to the 25th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He died 17th October 1917 aged 23. Son of John and Susan King, of 65, Belgrave Rd., Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Native of Wichnor Park, Staffs. His brother Harry Arthur, American Army, also fell.Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
PHILIPS, Mark Hibbert, 2nd Lieutenant, 4th attached to 1st South Staffordshire Regiment, died 4th October 1917 aged 31. Son of William Morton Philips, of Heybridge, Tean, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs; husband of Eileen Mary Philips, of Downs, Haywards Heath, Sussex. Buried at Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
ROGERS, Ralph, (A/Sgt) Corporal 111843, 226th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action 3rd December 1917 aged 37. Son of John and Mary Rogers; husband of Janet Fraser Rogers, of 213, Oxford Gardens, Stafford. Born at Albrighton, Shrewsbury. Additional information from his Burnt Record. Enlisted 9th December 1915 aged 27yrs and 11 months. Occupation given as Butler and his home address Lower Tean (Nr Checkley) He married Janet Lindsey on the 17th April 1911 at St Pauls, Knightbridge, S.W. London. They had one son Ralph, DOB 2/12/1912. On the 6th May 1917 he was promoted in the field to Corporal (A/Sgt) His widowed mother, Mary was living with his wife at 213 Oxford Gardens, Stafford. On his Military History Sheet he was killed in action in France 3/12/1917 but the CWGC have him buried Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
TURNER, William, Private G/59301, 2nd Royal Fusiliers, died 3rd December 1917 aged 22. Son of John William and Henrietta Turner, of Holly Grove, Hollington, Staffordshire. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord France
WILLS, Foscuet Colman (Memorial have Foscuet) Gunner 13725, B Battery, 74th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, died 17th October 1916 aged 22. Son of Samuel and Harriet Wills, of Brigstock, Northants.; husband of Amy E. Wills, of 70, North Street, Bridgtown, Staffs. Buried at Guards cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France (CWGC have Toscuet)
Small section of the window showing the names of the fallen