Regiment : 4th Battalion Welsh Regiment
Service number : 54462
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 5th August 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, Panel 37.
Birthplace : Wollescote, Worcestershire, enlisted Swansea
Memorial : Wollescote School
Also appears on : Lye and Wollescote War Memorial. Lye Christ Church Window.
Credits : Researched by The Black Country Society.
Stephen Meredith attended Wollescote school but moved to Swansea before the outbreak of war. He volunteered for the Welsh Regiment and joined the 14th (Service) Battalion (1st Swansea). They crossed to France at the end of 1915 and went to the 38th (Welsh) Division. They took part in the early stages of the 1916 Battle of the Somme but suffered so heavily that the Division did not return to action until the 1917 Third Battle of Ypres. The Welsh were involved in the Battle of Pilkem at its start and Private Stephen Meredith was killed on the 5th August.
Stephen Meredith has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.