Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Leonard Brick was born in Highley where he was baptised on 8th March, 1896. He was the son of Samuel Brick, the landlord of the 'Malt and Shovel' and his wife, Mary. Samuel died in 1903 and Mary (and later Len's brother, Samuel) took over the licence.
Leonard served with the 7th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry although there is a suggestion that he may have been attached to the 10th Liverpool Regiment at the time of his death. The Bridgnorth Journal of 23rd September, 1916, reported that 'Mr S. Brick of Highley, has received official information stating that his brother is reported “Missing” as from the end of July.' Leonard is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Private Leonard Brick, 22011 KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
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