Plea to find family of deceased former Rushall man

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Parklands Court, Bloxwich: last residence of Ronald Arthur Smith. Imagery from the remarkable Apple Maps.

Walsall Client Welfare Services Department have issued an appeal to trace the family of Walsall resident Mr. Ronald Arthur Smith, who passed away in Parklands Court Nursing Home, Bloxwich on the 29th July 2017, but was previously a resident of Rushall..

We seem to have had a lot of appeals lately to trace the family of local deceased people – but I make no apology for running another one; these appeals are essential, and I really feel for anyone who passes away alone.

If you’re wondering why we suddenly see a lot of these, Walsall Council (as with any authority) have always had a legal duty to trace relatives in such cases, but formerly used classified adverts in local papers. Recently, they’ve wisely started using social media, too.

Although such appeals are a legal requirement, I’ll always support them and run them; this blog has a large readership now, and someone out there may just unlock a mystery. It must be horrible to lose a parent, sibling or child and not know, whatever the relationship between you. Nobody should ever pass unmourned. Closure is important.

Client Welfare Services  issued the following request:

Plea to find family of Walsall man

Local residents are being asked to help with the search for relatives of a Walsall man who has recently died.

Council officers are keen to get in touch with any family members of Mr Ronald Arthur Smith, who passed away in Parklands Court Nursing Home on 29 July 2017.

Mr Smith was born on 8 August 1929 and previously lived at 41 Floyds Lane, Rushall and before that at 27 New Street, Rushall.

The Client Welfare Services team at Walsall Council would like to pass on their condolences to Mr Smith’s family and friends. The team would be grateful to hear from any relatives of Mr Smith, or anyone who might have helpful information about his family, so that they can make proper arrangements for his funeral.

If anyone has any information about Mr Smith’s family, they are asked to contact Client Welfare Services on 01922 655551 or by email to

Thanks in advance. If anyone would prefer no to contact the council directly for whatever reason, email me at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot come and I’ll pass any messages on.


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2 Responses to Plea to find family of deceased former Rushall man

  1. Ann Lloyd says:

    According to the Electoral Register 2008-2014 a Ronald Anthill was living at the same address

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