Stourbridge War Memorial

The memorial in Mary Stevens Park was financed by public subscription in memory of those who fell in the First World War and was originally erected outside the public library in 1923. It was designed by Ernest Pickford and unveiled by the Earl of Coventry on 16 February 1923. It was later moved to its present position in Mary Stevens Park in the 1960's.My own grandfather survived an extraordinary four years of fighting in France and I always remember him being reluctant to talk about it, perhaps it was all too painful to recall. Click here for Stourbridge gravestones

The names of all who fell during the World Wars are listed as a mark of respect, please click on the links below. This may also be of value to those tracing family history. If you have any other ideas for this "virtual" war memorial please contact us.

This gravestone at St Mary's Church yard in Oldswinford sums up the horrors of WW1 - the inscription says:

"4271 PRIVATE E PERKS, Worcestershire Regiment 13th March 1916 aged 16"

E Perks, died aged 16

ERNEST EVERTON is not listed on the War Memorial, he was listed Missing in Action 21/9/1914 at the Battle of Aisne. Ernest was born in Stourbridge 1884. He was in 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment and has no known grave. He gave his life in service of this country and deserves recognition. 
Stourbridge War memorial, Mary Stevens Park

To view the list of those who fell in the world wars on the main memorial in Mary Stevens Park, please click one of the buttons below:

World War I

World War II

War Memorial,
Christ Church, Lye

War Memorial, Christ Church, Lye

Wordsley War

wordsley War memorial

National Memorial Arboretum


The National Memorial Arboretum