We are very fortunate that this small mining village and its locality have produced or developed over the years so many well known residents. Here are just a few of those found so far.
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In no particular order ...
Staff Sergeant Major Benjamin Phillips MBE – Awarded the Military Medal in last war for bravery
Harry Morris – Local Councillor for 20 years and a Methodist Preacher.
Redvers (Buller) Davis – 2nd World War - South Staffs Regimental Sergeant Major.
John Martin - Military Medal, Sapper Royal Engineers died in the 1st World War.
Harry Statham - Queen Victoria’s Groundsman at Osborne House, Isle of Wight.
Alfred Paget – Marquis of Anglesey - once the richest man in the Country.
Jurek Piaseski - Entrepreneur and former Chairman of a National chain of Jewellers.
Williamson Family – Mine Managers & Inventors.
Derek Davis OBE – Local Councillor for 40 years.
Ron Haywood – Pilot Warrant officer in RAF – awarded Conspicuous Gallantry Medal for Bravery and who died in service in the 2nd World War.
James Thompson – Staffordshire’s first Victoria Cross hero – Lived close by.
Charles Land - Royal Navy - Commander of several 2nd World War Ships and Chairman of the Directors of East Cannock Colliery.
Major Alfred Williams DCM - Royal Tank regiment - honoured for bravery in 1937 in the Khyber Pass.
Lt-Col William Burnett DSO - From 1902 until 1914 manager of Cannock Wood Colliery. Lived in Rawnsley House, Hazel Slade. Killed in gallant action 1916.