On May 20th 2014 the 6th Amington Scouts paid a visit to the Stafford’s Regimental Museum at the conclusion of their IT and Research project centred on the WW1 Amington Memorial. Over six weeks different members were encouraged to learn more about the life of the soldier in the trenches.
Why they may have enlisted, the regiments they joined. As our focus was on the memorial names from St Editha’s Amington, through various research sites the Scouts were encouraged to get to know who these men were, where they died and where possible commemorated. All the work we have collated will be placed on the website in July at www.amingtonwarmemorial.com.
These are the names of those who died: Bazeley, Cope, Fane, Fielding Godderidge, Hartwell, Hughes (2) Lycett, Mason, Perry(2), Stephens, Smith (3), Talbott, Upperdine, Weston (2) Wood and Williamson (2). One name not included is that of Frederick Arthur Stokes who died of gas poisoning at the Pretty Pigs Amington he had been demobilised in March 1919 but died in September of that year. He is the only person with a grave in the cemetery.
The 23 names of those who died will be an addition to the Amington Cemetery after the Monument is repaired and cleaned in line with the ‘Lest we forget’ theme by Tamworth in Bloom. Organisers and Scouts would like to thank the Heritage Lottery Trust who has funded this work. If any descendants of those who died would contact firstname.lastname@example.org, a commemoration event is planned for later in the year.