Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
William Edward Howells was born at Stockton in 1892. He was the son of William Howells, a farm waggoner, and his wife Elizabeth. They lived in Norton. By 1911, William senior had become an invalid and William junior was supporting the family, working as a waggoner.
William first served with the Monmouthshire Regiment but was later transferred to the 10th Battalion Welsh Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 26th September, 1917, during the Third Battle of Ypres. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Private William Edward Howells, 54928 Royal Welsh (Welch) Fusiliers (formerly 4586 Monmouthshire Regiment) was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
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