Remembrance Sunday – A Week Remembering Past Years!

Wednesfield North Labour Party and its Councillor’s will again be attending the Wednesfield Remembrance Service at St Thomas’s Church as we have done for decades. We will as a Party march with Pride to the Church.

We will be honouring the memories of brave men and women, and thinking about how their sacrifices have helped pave the way that we live in freedom today.

On behalf of Wednesfield North Labour Party we will lay a wreath of Poppies, bow our heads and pray for those that fell during two World Wars from our Village, and the regional wars that have taken place since. I will give a little silent prayer for the current Military who are active today on our behalf across the whole World.

I for one will also think of my own family members both here in the UK and in Canada who also fought for freedom and democracy, and for my cousin Jim who is still active in the Canadian Armed Forces.


The Family Hill – Remembering Gunner Frank Hill who died in Changi -Singapore in the Second World War Gunner Hill’s name lives on as it was added to the Wednesfield War Memorial in 2011. The name also lives on as the name Frank is still very much a family name….

Councillor Mary Bateman will join me laying a wreath on behalf of the City of Wolverhampton Labour Party, and Mary’s family will also be laying a wreath in memory of Gunner Frank Hill who fell in Singapore in the Second World War and who is buried in Changi, Gunner Frank will never be forgotten as his name lives on within the family, and is inscribed on the Wednesfield War Memorial……

Councillor Rita Potter has undertaken a recent and serious knee operation and will not be in attendance. But Rita will be with us in spirit!

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more