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raised of £1,000 target by 58 supporters

    Weʼve raised £968 to fund named bricks of fallen Staffordshire Regiment & 3 Mercian Soldiers for a new memorial.

    Tamworth District, Tamworth, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 12th August 2018

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    Over 12 months ago we launched a community project to build a life size bronze statue of C/Sgt Watchman V as a memorial to the Staffordshire Regiment - and to honour all the mascots and handlers that have served the regiment. The statue will be placed in Tamworth castle grounds.

    The fundraising for the statue is complete and it is being made, with a view to be installed in the autumn. The base the statue will be mounted on is also being constructed by veterans and you can see an early 3D scan of the statue below.

    As part of the memorial we are placing engraved bricks around the base featuring the names of Staffords who have died on deployment since the end of the Second World War.

    Please help us raise £1000 to fund the special bricks and help us build a lasting tribute to soldiers of the Staffordshire Regiment and 3 Mercian soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

    All funds raised will held by Community Together CIC (a not for profit community interest company).

    You can find out the latest information about the project at

    You can see examples of the bricks below.

    The names are being confirmed and researched by volunteers, currently the list of names for memorial is -

    Op Herrick

    WO2 Ian Fisher

    Pte Gareth Bellingham

    Op Telic

    Pte Johnathon Wysoczan

    2Lt Richard Shearer

    Pte Leon Spicer

    Pte Phillip Hewett

    Op Granby

    Pte Carl Moult

    Pte Shaun Taylor

    Op Banner

    Pte Mark Mason

    L Cpl Stephen Anderson

    2LT Michael Simpson

    Sgt Dean Oliver

    Pte Christopher Shenton

    Pte Wayne Smith

    S Sgt John Morrell

    Pte Carl Baskeyfield

    Cyprus Emergency

    Pte William Asprey

    Pte Raymond Banks

    Pte Cyril Hewitt

    Pte Sidney Ingram

    Germany 69-08

    Pte Michael Cawley

    Cpl John Barnett

    Pte Chinder Pal

    Cpl John Perkins

    Pte Neil Woolley

    Aden Emergency

    Major M.J. Pearman

    Suez Emergency

    Pte D Fletcher

    Pte G Butler

    Hong Kong

    Pte Alastair Bale

    Palestine 45-48

    Pte Herbert Beeston

    Pte Frederick Boulby

    Pte Jack Finney

    Pte Stanley Pearce

    Pte Douglas Williams


    Pte Brown

    Pte T. Jones


    Pte William Arthur Heath

    Cpl Ronald Leyland

    Pte Joseph Sharpe

    Plus former mascots

    Boxer (The first mascot)

    Watchman I

    Watchman II

    Watchman III

    Watchman IV

    If you know of any more names that should be included please do get in touch.



    • Cllr Robert Pritchard2 years ago
      Cllr Robert Pritchard

      Cllr Robert Pritchard

      2 years ago

      We have had to increase the amount needed slightly as we have a few more names that originally estimated. We originally estimated that we need 35 bricks, this has now grown to over 45.

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    • Cllr Robert Pritchard2 years ago
      Cllr Robert Pritchard

      Cllr Robert Pritchard

      2 years ago

      Thank you to everyone who has made a donation. A list of the names has been included on the page, we have a few more to check but it is nearly complete. The statue itself is cast today, pictures will be available soon.

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 8/10/2018 19.10





      Aug 10, 2018

      My Grandfather was with the 8th Service Battalion in WW1. I am an ex-serviceman and love Staffies (I have 2). Can't iamagine a better symboln than that of Watchman.


    • Anonymous


      Aug 8, 2018

      Well done, a great cause


    • Jillp


      Aug 8, 2018


    • Deborah Edworthy

      Deborah Edworthy

      Aug 7, 2018

      Wonderful idea for a memorial.


    • Keri


      Aug 5, 2018

      In memory of those who gave, and continue to give, the ultimate sacrifice


    • Jacqueline Wheeler

      Jacqueline Wheeler

      Aug 5, 2018

      Good luck this is amazing


    • Ruth Mattison

      Ruth Mattison

      Aug 5, 2018

      I'm a 'Stafford', my Father is a 'Stafford', that makes my Mum a 'Stafford' too. The regiment made me completely welcome, my earnest respects for your cause.


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    Cllr Robert Pritchard

    Cllr Robert Pritchard

    Tamworth District, Tamworth, UK

    Tamworth Borough Councillor, Lead of Staffordshire Regiment memorial project.

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