In Memory of those killed in 1914
The following articles by Edwina Rees commemorate those whose names appear on the St Mary’s Church war memorial who were killed in action in 1914.
Captain Edmund William Beech – Birmingham’s first WW1 casualty
Private Charles Alfred Dickenson – who was killed near Ypres and is commemorated on the Menin Gate
Ordinary Seaman Gilbert Harold Halstead RN – who was killed on HMS Bulwark in an accidental explosion
Bombardier Nigel Keith Gleadowe Hurle – of the Royal Field Artillery, killed by a rifle bullet.