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1st Volunteer Battalion (D Co.) South Staffordshire Regiment.

Kingswinford is shown as having a drill hall in Wordsley; belonging to '1st Volunteer Battalion (D Co.) South Staffordshire Regiment.' By 1912 Kelly's Directory advised us that 'the former Volunteer Drill Hall has been purchased by William Haden Richardson, esq. and presented to the village of Wordsley as a public hall.' The building still stands, somewhat forlornly, now called Richardson hall. There is a faded stone plaque to the front that has some reference to the Volunteers.

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Detail of memorial stone

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