William Styler

Lived on Mill Lane, Feckenham. Died 23.03.18 Born in 1895 in Feckenham, William was one of five surviving children from a family of fifteen to parents Thomas (a needle stamper) and Elizabeth Styler (a needle burnisher). In 1901 William was living with his grandmother, Rebecca Willies, at number 6 Mill Lane and also his uncles…

Commemorative Walk Leaflet

This map is part of the World War 1 Feckenham Walk Leaflet and shows where the families of the 12 soldiers who died whilst fighting in WW1 lived. All of their biographies are included on ‘The Fallen’ webpage. 1. Cecil Norman Burrow 2. Egbert Dolphin 3. Alfred George Gould 4. Edgar Thomas Hawthorne 5. Ernest…

Frank Styler

His family lived at 43 High Street, Feckenham. Died 30.05.17 Born in 1882 in Feckenham, Frank was one of four children to William (a butcher) and Fanny. By 1911, William had died and Fanny was living with her son Percival on the High Street while Frank was working as an assistant school master in Handsworth….

Wilfred Slade

His family lived on the current site of Winfields shop, Astwood Lane, Feckenham. Died 10.07.17 Born in 1884 in Feckenham, Wilfred was one of seven children to Thomas (a cattle dealer) and Sarah. By 1911, Wilfred was married and living in Stechford. He was a teacher at Feckenham C. of E. First School but it…

Alexander (Alick) Pretty

Lived at The Orchard, Droitwich Road, Feckenham. Died 06.08.15 Born in Bradley Green, a nearby village, in 1892, Alick was one of eight children to Charles (a hay man) and Jane. By 1911, the family lived in Feckenham and Alick was working as a domestic gardener. He enlisted in the forces in Redditch and in…

Enoch Parker

Lived at 45 High Street, Feckenham. Died 27.05.17 Born in Feckenham in 1886, Enoch was the youngest of three, to Joshua (a farmer) and Emma (a grocer). In 1911, they moved from a house on The Square to the High Street, where Enoch (still living at home) worked as a groom and prior to enlisting,…

Frank Owen

Lived at 12 Astwood Lane, Feckenham. Died 05.12.16 Born in Feckenham in 1894, Frank was one of eight children to Alfred (an agricultural labourer) and Eva (needle box paperer). In 1911, Frank was a millhand at a fish hook factory outside the village. He tried to join the forces three times before being accepted into…

Ernest Hicks

Lived at 10 High Street, Feckenham with his grandparents. Died 12.08.17 Born in Feckenham in 1890, Ernest was still living in the village in 1911 working as a printers press man. He enlisted to fight early on in the war and was in France at the end of March 1915. A bombardier in the 341st…

Edgar Thomas Hawthorne

In 1911, the family were living at 18 High Street, Feckenham but prior to Edgar enlisting they moved to Woodside Avenue, Webheath. Died 24.04.17 Born 1896, the eldest of two sons to Thomas, a farmer, and Elizabeth. In 1911, Edgar was working as an errand boy for the needle factory in the village. He initially…

Alfred George Gould

His family lived in Brook House, Droitwich Road, Feckenham. Died 07.06.17 Born in Feckenham in 1881 to parents William and Frances Gould. His father, William, was a senior partner in the family needle and fish hook business. In 1911, the family were living in Feckenham but Alfred had moved to Norwich, working as an upholstery…

Cecil Norman Burrow

His family lived in Chesterfield House on the Droitwich Road, Feckenham. Died 22.07.18 Cecil was born in the nearby village of Tibberton in 1891 to Thomas and Amy Burrow. By 1901, the family are recorded as living on the Droitwich Road. Cecil had two older brothers, Hubert and Geoffrey and a younger sister Dorothy. In…

Stephen Rumsey

His family lived on either 42 or 46 High Street, Feckenham. Died 09.04.18 Born 1874, in Newent, Gloucestershire and the eldest of four children to Stephen (a farm worker) and Ruth. In 1891, the family moved to Feckenham and in 1911, Stephen moved to London. When he enlisted in the armed forces in December 1915,…

Egbert Dolphin

His family lived at 5 Moors Lane, Feckenham. Died 18.11.16 Born in 1878 in Feckenham, one of seven children to David & Mary Ann Dolphin. He moved to Canada in 1906, and following the death of his brother John, was living with his widow and two children in St. Thomas, Ontario. On 28.02.16, Egbert Dolphin…

Sources Used

Sources which informed the soldier’s biographies and the related We Will Remember Them episode: 1911 Census. Specially commissioned music by the Feckenham WW1 Commemoration Group by Phil Mountford. 2016. The World War 1 Feckenham Walk Leaflet, designed by the Feckenham WW1 Commemoration Group. 2015. The soldier biographies within the above leaflet were written by Richard…