"It was a proud time for Walsall. On August 17, 1916, Corporal Thomas Silk of Checketts Street, Walsall, won the Military Medal for gallantry during the fighting on the Somme in northern France. The Somme saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the war and one of its worst killing grounds was Delville Wood, known to the Tommoes as Devil Wood. Cpl Silk, 23, won the medal for maintaining communications with headquarters of his battalion, the 2nd South Staffords. He was presented with the award by the Mayor of Walsall at Her Majesty's Theatre, Walsall, becoming the town's first living MM holder. Other soldiers from Walsall had won the medal but were killed later."
Hi Daniel, Loving what you are doing, just found your site. Thomas Silk was my grandfather, his son Edward Thomas Silk who was badly injured in WW2 was my father and Emma who posted earlier my lovely niece. I now live in Kent and have 2 fairly new Silks Terry Jr. 6 and Angel 1,,, the Silks my wife is from Thailand so soon the Silks will have a presence in Thailand!!!
lizjames: If anybody has a link to the Silk family that eventually lived in Blaina Gwent or Monmouthshire, the Silk commission for Welsh Devolution was written by a member of this branch of the family. Sir Paul Silk.
Jul 7, 2017 20:02:36 GMT
daniel walpole silk: Searching for information please
Jun 13, 2017 23:19:15 GMT