Coneygree Mission Church Memorial

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.

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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