Doxey Roll of Honour

Unveiled 10th November 2019

1914-1918 War

BOULT, Alfred Edward

2nd Grenadiers War Diary 21-10-1915

Buried side-by-side in Vermelles Cemetery are the 2 men killed 21/01/1915

Medal Index Card

Soldier's Effects

BOWERS, Edward Meeson


Medal Index Card

Extract from Soldier's Papers

Genealogy confirmed by 1911 Census & Soldiers Attestation Papers.

Mother, Ellen, died J/A/S 1917. Had 2 brothers – Frank & Arthur, and 2 sisters – Gladys & Margaret

Attested under Derby Scheme on 7th December 1915, not mobilised until 12th February 1917. Landed France on 5th May 1917.

Occupation: Machine Operator – Shoe Trade

Likely to have been wounded between 19th & 28th October when in front line near Lieven. Casualties from shelling, and German trench raid on 26th

Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Soldier’s Effects – show next of kin is father


1911 Census: 28 Albert Terrace, Stafford with mother & siblings

Silver War Badge Records

Enlisted 5-9-14, discharged 17-5-19 (Sick)

Medal Index Card

CLARKE, William Ernest


Medal Index Card

Soldier's Effects - shows he was a married man

COOKE, Walter

Births Walter Cooke 1893-5, Staffordshire

1911 Census 25 Castle Street Stafford – says Walter (age 17) born Fenton

POSSIBLE marriage in 1912, but would have been 18

Medal Index Card

Soldier's Effects NB Widow May or Mary

1939 'Census' - 5 Blackberry Lane Doxey

HODSON, Alfred

Birth & Marriage

1911 Census The Gables, Seighford, Stafford

Birth of 2 children

Also Walter Frederick in 1913

Medal Index Card

Soldier's Effects

War Diary 28th March 1918 12 men or 2/4 Y&L died on this day


Medal Index Card

Soldier's Effects


OSBORNE, Bertram

Medal Index Card

Soldier's Effects – shows place of death & next of kin

Soldiers Died in the Gt War

1911 Census 208 Ashworth St, Fenton, S-on-T signed John Hallam Osborne

WHEAVER, Joseph Lowndes

Medal Index Card

Soldier's Effects – to mother Harriet Fanny Wheaver

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941

Hospital Ship Somali off coast of Gallipoli, 1915 – Imperial War Museum Collection

PARKER, Edward Joseph

Medal Index Card

SDGW entry showing resident Doxey

Entry on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at:,-/

Soldier's Effects , showing Widow Ellen

Birth Edward Joseph Parker Sept Qtr. (July/Aug/Sept) 1875

In 1911, Edward was landlord of the Barley Mow public house, Broad Street, Stafford

1939-1945 War


For detail of the incident causing Harry’s death, see:

Hanover War Cemetery


The Roll of Honour has been made possible by the hard work of the following individuals who have researched and provided information.

The Parish Council is grateful to both contributors for their work and would welcome any further information individuals may have available.

More Thanks

The information on this page has been taken from material gathered by and on behalf of Doxey Parish Council when carrying out research for the creation of the Roll of Honour which was dedicated at the Doxey Parish Church (St Thomas and St Andrew) on 10th November 2019.

The Doxey Community Website ( would like to thank the Parish Council ( for making this material available and to associate itself with the appreciation of the work put in by the late Ken Allman and Andrew Johnson.

Any transcription errors are the responsibility of the website.

Amended : 15-11-19