Welcome to Wall Heath & Kingswinford War Memorials Group
The Lost Sons of Wall Heath and Kingswinford
We are now into our seventeenth month after the publication of The Lost Sons of Wall Heath and Kingswinford. After a quite remarkable start when we sold an amazing amount of books between the launch and that Christmas sales did start to take off. But this last Christmas,2016 has seen us do very well and we currently have to hand just 97 books remaining for sale. John Sparry has just taken delivery of some more books and I expect there maybe a few more available at a few more local outlets. The book is also avalable in Ypres should you be thinking of visiting the Menin Gate this year and we will be working on a full list of stockist's just as soon as we have been able to check them all. But the end is now in sight, so if you have been tempted with a copy but not quite got around to it, don't leave it much longer.
We have had a remarkable amount of response with reviews in several Newspapers and much flattering feedback.
The book contains complete biographies of each man as far as is known with the website offering just the basic details. It runs to over 250 pages with identified photographs of the majority of the men, plus photos of graves, memorials and various other related items. Many of the photos have never been seen before. Local artist, Keith Turley has generously donated some original artwork. The book, The Lost Sons of Wall Heath and Kingswinford is priced at £10.00 plus £2.95 post and packaging in the UK.
We hope to see you soon and should you be interested in the book or project, please contact us through the contact details on this site.
Please see below some extracts from our book.
Please click on the images to enlarge.
The Wall Heath and Kingswinford War Memorial Research Group, are a small number of like minded people who wish to bring to general attention, the sacrifice made by the villagers during the two World Wars.
The group have been successful in securing funding for the project from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This will fund this web-site and a Remembrance Book. It is hoped the book will be published by November 2015. We are a none profit making group and fund all our own expenses.
Our starting points for research are the Village War Memorials. These are situated at the local Churches, St Mary’s and The Church of the Ascension. They show the names of over a hundred men who died in or as a result of their service. We also intended to record any other local people who made the supreme sacrifice but are not recorded on the monuments.
We would like to appeal for any information on these men.