Heroes of the Battlefield
Published 2 September 1916 by "The Walsall Advertiser Co Ltd"

If you were in Walsall in 1916 one of the papers that you may of read on a Saturday would have been the Walsall Pioneer and District News,
its price was one Halfpenny, On the front page was the following announcement,

"Readers should see that they get the Art Supplement given away with this issue"

The "Art Supplement" consisted of a page of head and shoulders view of soldiers who had died or were wounded in the war,
on the top of the page were the words,

"Heroes of the Battlefield"

Under the photo you would get the soldiers rank, his name, if he had been killed or wounded, what regiment he was in, and were he lived.
The "Art Supplement " was made of a slightly different paper than of the newspaper, it is slightly thicker.

Please note:
It is not my intention to upset any living relatives of the soldiers that are published here, the main aim is to be of a benefit to any genealogist in their research,
I would like to thank Pickard for his help in getting an idea on to the Internet, so all that I can say is please read, and view the photos, with my blessings...

These pictures were originally printed in 1916 by " Walsall Advertiser Co Ltd"

Sgt. George Henry Eagles Engineer Frank Edkins Lce-Cpl. George Carter
SGT. GEORGE HENRY EAGLES   Killed
Rifle Brigade
(56, Countess Street)
ENGINEER FRANK EDKINS  
Reported Lost
(72, Sandwell Street)
LCE-CPL. GEORGE CARTER   Killed
South Staffs Regiment
(41, Reedswood Lane)
Private Alfred Smith Private Dan Smith Private Samuel Bailey
PRIVATE ALFRED SMITH   Killed
South Staffs Regiment
(Pelsall)
PRIVATE DAN SMITH   Killed
South Staffs Regiment
(Pelsall)
PRIVATE SAMUEL BAILES   Killed
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
(135, Moat Road)
Private Arthur Henry Private John J. Thomason Gunner Richard Taylor
PRIVATE ARTHUR HENRY   Killed
South Staffs Regiment
(27, Raleigh Street)
PRIVATE JOHN J. THOMASON   Killed
South Staffs Regiment
(138, Victor Street)
GUNNER RICHARD TAYLOR   Killed
R.F.A.
(Canal Side; Walsall Wood)
Private James Handley Private Frank Bird Private Samuel Goodall
PRIVATE JAMES HANDLEY   Killed
Royal Warwicks
(56, Elmore Green Road, Bloxwich)
PRIVATE FRANK BIRD   Died of Wounds
South Staffs Regiment
(96, Bescot Street)
PRIVATE SAMUEL GOODALL   Killed
Northumberland Fusiliers
(Blakenall Lane, Leamore)

If you have any information that may be of help to me for the
following on Hugh D`LOYDE, or Hugh BLYDE, ,BLOYDE,
a licensed Victualler, before 1850, or after please reply to

r.deloyde@ukonline.co.uk

My old web page is on
http://freespace.virgin.net/r.deloyde/index.htm/names.html

If you would like to see some of my photos of street scenes in
Birmingham then please go to

http://www.virtualbrum.co.uk/more/rdl.htm

Robert Deloyde
ëIndex Page

Created & Maintained by Pickard Trepess    Revised: 21 November 2001
This web page 2001 Hunimex Kft.