Research into the dead of WW1 – untold millions – continues today. A complete record of those in a local area, such as Sutton Coldfield, may never be fully achieved, since 60% of all army files from WW1 were destroyed by enemy bombing during WW2.
Local amateur historian Rob Rolfe has done much work into those who were killed who are commemorated on the war memorial in Emmanuel Church in Wylde Green, and uncovered the lives of many others not on such memorials.
Rob will bring forward the stories of some of the men, talk about the research being done, and highlight what remains to be done in the future.
Rob is a retired teacher and lecturer in mathematics education, and a lay minister in the Church of England.