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    WW1 Birmingham Employers Roll of Honour City of Birmingham Gas Department

    The Birmingham Gas Board War Memorial Hi The Birmingham Gas Board WW1 War Memorial is now in storage. John Thomas Johnston is not on this memorial. If John survived WW1 dying in 1947 his name would not be on the memorial as he wasn't a casualty between 1914-1919. He is not listed in the Section...
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    Wintersloe Boys School

    Hi Does anyone have any information on this school in Wake Green Rd Moseley. I am trying to find a picture of the school war memorial. Unable to locate it on any Web site so assume it has gone. Thanks Subotone
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    Philip Henry Burt Fitch - searching for a photo

    He is also on King Edwards School Edgbaston War Memorial. Tony
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    Bethal United Church War Memorial Small Heath

    Wondering if anyone has a picture showing the war memorial at the Bethel United Church Coventry Rd Small Heath. Sadly the memorial which is in their car park is in a very poor state. The names are missing as is most of the main inscription. It would be great to get it restored and honour the...
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    War Memorials

    Hi David There is an A E Smith on the WW1 war memorial at St Edmunds Church Tysley very close to where Albrt lived in Foremans Road. Best of luck with your research Tony
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    Auxiliary Fire Service

    Hi Scrumper, Your uncle Arthur John Thomas Davies died on the 23/11/1940 not 2/11/40 you have quoted. See details on the Commonwealth War Graves Web site https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3153421/DAVIES,%20ARTHUR%20JOHN%20THOMAS. Arthur aged 34 was married to Lily Davies both living...
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    Auxiliary Fire Service

    I take it your grandad was Alfred Cope killed during a raid on the 19th November 1940 aged 51. Also killed were his two 18 year old sons John & Stanley. Stanley died from his injuries three days after the raid at Selly Oak Hospital. Alfred's wife Maud survived this raid at 49 St Stephens Road...
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    Auxiliary Fire Service

    The Birmingham War memorial to the firemaen killed during WW2 can be viewed online at War Memorials On Line. Insert Birmingham Auxiliary Fireman then enter. https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/search. Tony
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    G.E.C War Memorial

    I have come across a picture of the G.E.C war memorial which looks like it was taken in the 60's. Subotone
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    Birchfield Harriers WW1 memorial plaque

    Hi Viv If memory servers me correctly there is a framed copy of the Birchfield Harriers WW1 Roll of Honour in their office at the Alexander Stadium. Tony
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    Fire Brigade Information

    Hi JJJ-3679 The West Midlands Fire Service Heritage Group has produced a World War 1 Centenary exhibition showing Birmingham Fireman killed on military service 1914-1918. The next display will be held at Marston Green library from Saturday 9th May to Friday 30th May 2015. What was his name & I...
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    Fire Brigade Information

    Hi For those of you trying to locate information on Birmingham Fire Brigade there is the West Midlands Fire Service Community Heritage Group. The Heritage Group has a museum at Aston Fire Station which contains Birmingham Fire Brigade, NFS, AFS & WMFS memorabilia. Run by volunteers it is open to...
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    WW1 Centenary exhibition Olton Library

    Hi Pathayward Thank you for your post. We hope to see you again. I will let the forum no of future events. Subotone
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    WW1 Centenary exhibition Olton Library

    Hi For those of interest in the Royal Warwick's & Birmingham Pals Battalions Terry Carter author of the book Birmingham Pals is hopeing to attend Olton Library on Saturday 25th April and will be available to answer questions on these and other Birmingham related WW1 questions. Hope to see you...
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    WW1 Centenary exhibition Olton Library

    Hi For those who are interested there is to be an exhibition at Olton Library Warwick Rd Olton Solihull from Thursday 23rd, to Monday 27th April 2015. The exhibition includes a display of WW1 memorabilia including battlefield relics, posters and information regarding Birmingham during the Great...