The Mission Church was a sister-church to St. Martins, and was located in Coneygree Road, near the current day Mission Drive. The church was last used in the 1970s and finally demolished about 1983.
One of the parishioners made a final visit just before the demolition and saved the memorial which was lying broken on the floor. The memorial was almost 30 years in safe storage in his garage until a small project had it conserved and restored in 2012. The memorial is now proudly on display in Tipton Library, alongside the main Tipton Memorial.
The memorial records 11 names. There is an error as Leonard Jeavons should be Leonard Jevons, both are included so there are 12 entries. Uniquely, for Tipton at least, Thomas Gazey is listed but he did not die in the Great War – have a look at his story.
Clicking anywhere on a row will take you to the detail page for that man.
|Surname||Forename||Rank/Number||Regiment||Date of Death|
|Butler||Albert||Pte 16284||4th Worcesters||23 May 1915|
|Gazey||Thomas||Pte 45983||4th Worcesters||Survived|
|Hadley||William Henry||Pte 76489||22nd Durham LI||27 May 1918|
|Jeavons||Leonard||Pte 41439||Error on Memorial|
|Jevons||Leonard||Pte 41439||2nd Northamptonshire||24 Oct 1918|
|Martin||Joseph||Pte TF/3382||1st/5th East Kent||17 July 1916|
|Potts||James||Pte 41031||7th East Yorkshire||18 Sept 1918|
|Richards||William||Pte 39415||7th South Staffs||18 Apr 1918|
|Smart||Harold Stanley||Pte 21182||1st Worcesters||4 Nov 1916|
|Smith||Frederick||L/C 20863||4th Worcesters||4 Dec 1915|
|Wall||Ernest||Pte 25384||2nd Notts & Derby||8 Oct 1918|
|Webb||Samuel||Gnr 836436||Royal Artillery||21 Sept 1917|