The Toll of the Brave
Published 23 December 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,

"The Toll of the Brave"

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"

Lce. Corpl. Wm. Bond Lieut. F.H. Cotterell Pte. S. Lee, D.C.M.
South Staffords,
(33 Garden Street)

Died of Wounds
South Staffords,
(Sutton Road)
PTE. S. LEE D.C.M.   Killed
South Staffords
(Railway-row, Blue Lane)

Pte. J.R. Davies Pte. P. Ford Pte. J. Dunlavey
PTE. J.R. DAVIES   Killed
South Lancashires,
(Paddock Lane, Aldridge)
PTE. P. FORD   Reported Killed
South Staffords,
(15 Farringdon Street)
PTE. J. DUNLAVEY   Died of Wounds
South Staffords
(15 Farringdon Street)
Corpl. W.J. Mason Rifleman H. Mason Lce.Corpl. James Mason
CORPL. W.J. MASON   Killed
King's Liverpools
(50 Beacon Street)
King's Royal Rifles,
(50 Beacon Street)
(50 Beacon Street)
Pte. H.C. Souster Lce.Corpl. H. Taylor Pte. J. Poole
PTE. H.C. SOUSTER   Killed
West Riding Regiment,
(60, Cecil Street)
LCE.CORPL. H. TAYLOR   In Hospital
Cyclist Battalion,
(65 Milton Street)
PTE. J. POOLE   Killed
(53 Queen Street, Pleck)

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following on Hugh D`LOYDE, or Hugh BLYDE, ,BLOYDE,
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