Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
This list appeared in the Bridgnorth Journal on 14th Aug, 1920.
Throughout the early years of the war the Bridgnorth Journal printed lists of men who had volunteered for the Services. Soldiers were requested to leave their details at the paper's office before leaving for the war. Composite lists of the volunteers were published in the paper at the end of 1914 and 1915. Later, a Mr Willis maintained lists of the town's war casualties.
I presume that the list below is based on the newspaper's own records, probably combined with Mr Willis's. It is very similar to the list of names finally used on the Castle Gardens War Memorial.
The list is important as it often gives more details of the units in which the men served than survive elsewhere. In most cases the surviving official records only record the battalion in which a man was serving at the time of his death, whereas the List of the Fallen gives unit detail down to company level.
The compilers were not always able to keep the list fully up to date. In some cases information is very thin - presumably where the compilers had lost contact with the man's family and friends. As a result, the details given on the list do not always agree with the official record. Whilst the differences may sometimes indicate errors, they often seem to record information about earlier postings which do not survive in the official records (the detailed service records of most men were destroyed by bombing in WW2).
THE FALLEN. -x- LIST OF OFFICERS, N.C.O.'s, AND MEN BELONGING TO THE TOWN OF BRIDG- NORTH (PARISHES OF SAINT MARY MAGDALENE AND SAINT LEONARD), WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR. -x- (The dates given in this list are those on which the casualty occurred.) --- BERNARD'S HILL. No. of HOUSE. 45 BOWEN, Stanley, 13155 Pte., D Coy., 6th K.S.L.I., 10th August, 1916, on the Somme. 18 DAVIES, George, 37064 Pte., 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers. 12th October, 1916, France. 72 DAVIES, Thomas Henry, 3273 Corpl., A [CWGC Has Private, 201130, 19 April, 1918.] Coy., 1st K.S.L.I., 11th April, 1918, on the Somme. 69 DELO, Wallace Leonard, 11019 Corpl., C [Actually died 1919.] Coy., 5th K.S.L.I., 8th February, 1918 Prees Heath. 68 FELLOWES, Sidney, 14498 Pte., D Coy., 6th K.S.L.I . 17th September, 1916, Mel- [Delville Wood?] ville Wood, France. 11 GREATW1CH, Frederick James, 13192 Corpl. D Coy., 6th K.S.L.I., 25th June. 1916, Ypres. 11 GREATWICH, Harry, 18723 Pte., 7th K.S.L.I., 9th April, 1917. Arras. 63 HAYNES, George, 2253 Pte., B Coy., 5th [Elsewhere number is 22253.] K.S.L.I., 19th August, 1916, on the Somme. 17 JAMES, William Henry, Lce.-corpl., A Coy., 1/6 Cheshire Regt., 14th November, 1916, on the Somme. 25 JONES, George, 50172 Pte., 12th Northum- [Elsewhere number is 70172.] berland Fusiliers. 8th October, [no year] France.  67 LEWIS, Harry Cuthbert, 6810 Pte., 2nd K.S.L.I., trans. to B Coy., 6th K.S.L.I., 20th September, 1917, Ypres. 23 ROGERS, John Thomas, 19147 Pte., C Coy., [Elsewhere details are 1/10 K.S.L.I., 12th April, 1918, Battle of 200146 1/4th KSLI, Died 19th April, 1918.] Arras. 47 RUDD, Albert Ernest, Lce.corpl., F Coy., 1/4 K.S.L.I., 7th February, 1915, Rangoon. 70 SANDELLS, George. 22254 Pte., 7th K.S.L.I., 9th April, 1917, France. 10 THOMAS, Walter, 9796 Corpl., Y Coy., 2nd K.S.L.I., 25th May, 1915, Battle of Ypres. 10 THOMAS, Henry Hugh, 3931 Pte., 7th Plat., [CWGC/SD no 48141, 9th Feb, 1918] B Coy., 5th S.W. Borderers, 10th April, 1918, France. 12 TAGGART. Francis James, 305601 Pte., M.T. A.S.C., 27th February, 1919. Eng- land. BRIDGE STREET. 13 MAUN, Harry, SH/090780 Pte., 125 Depot [Elsewhere number given as S4/090780.] Unit, R.A.S.C., 17th June, 1919, France. DANESFORD. 6 GLENN, Harold. 17737 Pte., 10th Plat. [Elsewhere number given as 57187.] Y Coy., 1/10 King's Liverpool Regt., 9th April, 1918, France. HOSPITAL STREET, 11 LEWIS, Bertie, 18991 Pte., 3rd Plat., A Coy., lst K.S.L.I., 19th April, 1917. France. 11 LEWIS, Arthur. 200915 Pte., D Coy.. l/4 [CWGC has 30 Oct, 1917. SD, 30 Dec, 1917.] K.S.L.I., 31st October, 1917, France. MILL STREET. 7 BALL, Edgar l'Anson B., 53042 Pte., A [Elsewhere name is Edgar Addison Ball.] Coy., 3rd Worcesters, 26th April, 1918. France. 16 JONES, Joseph Albert, 70289, 11th Plat., C Coy., 10th R. Welsh Fusiliers, 5th November, 1917, Bapaume. 57 TREVOR, Joseph Harry L., 236512 Pte., Royal Fusiliers, 28th December, 1917, England. 32 TUCKLEY. Ernest Andrew, C.S.M., 6th [Number was 14414.] K.S.L.I., 26th September, 1917, France. SAINT JOHN'S STREET. 6 MAINWARING, John, 117405 Co.-Sergt Major, 2nd Batt., Canadian Mounted Rifles, 19th November, 1916, France. 10 PARTON. Albert Ernest, 9784 Pte., 6th plat., B Coy., 1st K.S.L.I., 4th December, 1917, Cambrai. 15 SMALLMAN. Hubert, 2232 Pte., F Coy., [Number given elsewhere as 2282 and 200690.] 1/4 K.S.L.I., 4th September, 1917, France. SEVERN STREET. 18 BRISTOW, Albert. 346625 Sap., P. 8th Coy., R E., 21st October, 1918, England. [Died in military hospital in Wales.] 12 CASELEY, Wilfred James. Pte., 7th [Number was 18051.] K.S.L.I.. 15th April, 1917. France. 16 GREATWICH, John Moseley. 6821, C Coy., 2nd K.S.L.I., 17th February, 1915, Saint Eloi. Ypres. 13 HAYWARD, Archibald, 43038 Driver, 24th Div., R.F.A., 23rd December, 1918, Eng- land. 30 JAMES, Thomas William. 73728 Driver, D Howitzer Batt., 83rd Brigade. 18th Div., R.F.A., 15th October, 1917, Ypres. 5 PREECE, Albert John, 113638 Gunner, 124th [CWGC and SD have number 113836.] Batt., R.F.A., 23rd October, 1917, Ypres. 15 SANKEY, Benjamin, 6809, L Coy., 2nd K.S.L.I, 7th May, 1916, Malta. SEVERN SIDE NORTH. 3 LLOYD, Thomas George, 200399 Corpl., A [Name elsewhere George Thomas Lloyd. CWGC & SD Coy., 1/4 K.S.L.I., 26th March. 1918, & news reports have number as 200599.] France. SEVERN SIDE SOUTH. 1 CHAPPLE, Philip Henry, 8341 Corpl., A Coy , 2nd Connaught Rangers. October, [no day] [CWGC & SD give dod 19 Sep, 1914.] 1914, France. BANK STREET. 3 CLAYTON, Thomas Richard, 2468, F Coy., [On memorial as 'CLEATON'. 1/4 K.S.L.I., 17th June, 1917, England. Numbers elsewhere: 2461, 15065, 267872.] CARTWAY. 91 BOWEN. Alfred, Pte., 2nd K.S.L.I. 23 BOWEN, Henry, 22349 Pte., K.S.L.I.. 9th April, 1917. Arras. 65 BOWEN, Edward A, 13151 Pte., A Coy., [CWGC & SD give dod 22nd Mar 1918.] 6th K.S.L.I. 21st March, 1918, France. 3 CHILDS, George, 21206 Pte., F Coy., 1/4 K.S.L.I., 26th September, 1917, France. 77 HIGGINS, Walter Henry, 34461 Pte., C Coy., 8th Border Regt., 10th April, 1918, France. 77 HIGGINS, Thomas, 200920 Pte., D Coy., 6th K.S.L.I., 18th August, 1917, France. 54 JENNINGS, Edward Frank, 5517 Rfm., 7th Plat, B Coy., 2/4 K.S.L.I., trans. South Lancs., 12th January, 1917, France. 78 LESTER, William, 14599 Pte., R.D.C. 8th [CWGC & SD have TR/8/15499.] January. 1918, England. 59 RUTTER,. Alfred Henry, 58002, B Coy., 13th [Formerly 41291 South Wales Borderers. R. Welsh Fusiliers, 4th June, 1919, Wounded in France 23 Aug, 1918.] England. 14 SHERRY, George Henry, 22252 Pte., M.G. [date of death 13th Nov, 1916.] Sec., 7th K.S.L.I., 13th November, 1917, France. 14 SHERRY, Walter, 10170 Pioneer, 1st K.S.L.I., 3rd July. 1915. France. 3 SMALLMAN, Thomas Charles, 21562 Sig., 16th Cheshires, 22nd October. 1917, France. 5 THOMAS, William, 140200 Pte., 73rd Batt. [75th Batt.] Canadians, 18th November. 1916. France. 56 WATKINS, Daniel George, 14537 Lce-corpl., [CWGC & SD give unit at dod as 1st KSLI.] D Coy., 7th K.S.L.I., 12th May, 1917. France. 66 WOOD, Charles, 18682 Pte., A Coy., 1/4 [Possibly 66 LISTLEY STREET (see 1911 census).]K.S.L.I., 19th August, 1916, France. CASTLE TERRACE 7 TURNER, Edward C., 1839 Sergt.Major, [Number elsewhere 18391.] R.A.M.C., 26th February, 1918, H.M.S. "Glenart Castle." CHURCH STRUT. 17 BROWN, Alfred Thomas, 203661, 2/7 Wor- cesters, 18th August, 1917, Ypres. 10 RAWLINGS, Frederick, Pte., 2/7 R. War- [Acting Sergeant, 16113, 5th South Wales Borders at d.o.d.] wicks, 16th April, 1918, France. 1 YATES, William Edgar. 17367 Pte., 16th Plat., D Coy., lst K.S.L.I., 30th Septem- ber, 1915, Ypres. CLIFF ROAD. 1 LEITH, Henry, Pte., 2/4 K.S.L.I., and 8th Gloucesters, 23rd October, 1918, near Cambrai. EAST CASTLE. [No number] WELCH, Harold E., Lieut.Colonel, D.S.O., 6th K.S.L.I. FRIAR'S STREET. 54 COOPER, Edward, 12037, Sergt., F Coy., [Died 11th January 1918] 4th Worcesters, 11th November, 1919. 7 DUKES, Albert Edward, 4404, Pte., 2nd Monmouthshires, 27th January, 1917, [CWGC & SD have 28/01/1917] France. 74 FOXALL, Robert Edward, 6813, C Coy., 2nd K.S.L.I.. 9th May, 1915, Ypres. [CWGC & SD have 8th May] 66 HEAD, Edward, 200291, 11th Plat., C Coy., 1/4 K.S.L.I., 12th January, 1918, France. [CWGC & SD have 13th January] HIGH STREET. 33 BURTON, Frank Eric, Lce.-corpl., 4th Coy., 27th Division. 80th Brigade, P.P.C.L.I., 9th May, 1915, Ypres. 34 FRYER, William Basil, Sec.-Lieut., 3/5 S. Staffords, attached R.A.F., 26th December, 1916, Aboukir. 84 JONES, Charles James, 070482, Driver, 301 Coy., A.S.C., 22nd April, 1915. Aldershot. 84 JONES, Mark, 201929 Pte., 2/7 Worcesters, 5th May, 1918, Cassel, France. 84 JONES, Alfred, 53799 Pte., D Coy., 13th King's Liverpool Rifles, 6th October. [CWGC & SD have 15th October] 1918, France. 75 PRICE, Horace Cyril, 31837 Pte., 1st Coy, 1st Devons, 2nd September, 1918, France. 36 SMITH. Norman Louis, Lieut., 1/4 K.S.L.I., 30th December, 1917, France. 42 STEWARD, William John, Sergt., C Coy., Kensington Batt., R. Fusiliers, 14th July. 1916, Vimy Ridge. 46 BEAMAN, John Herbert Percy, 255908 Private, M.T., R.A.S.C., 28th May. 1918, Walincourt, France. 61 WALKER. Robert Harry, 27830 Pte., 13th [CWGC & SD have 18th November] Plat. D Coy., 11th Border Regt., 16th November, 1916, Somme area. HOLLYBUSH ROAD. 5 WILLIAMS, Albert James, 200487 Bugler. 1/4 K.S.L.I., 26th March, 1918, France. INNAGE LANE. 2 BROMEL, Archibald R., 61140 Pte., 12th Plat., C Coy., 18th Welsh Regt., 13th April, 1918, France. 13 GREGORY, Reginald Charles, 52857 Lce.- corpl., B Coy., 1/7 Lancashire Fusiliers, 5th September, 1918. LISTLEY STREET. 14 BALL, Frederick, 31283 Pte., 1st K.S.L.I., 7th October, 1918, Dusseldorf, Germany. 65 BEDDOES, Henry. 16088 Pte.. 7th K.S.L.I., 8th January, 1918, France. 6 EDWARDS, Francis Leonard. 4991 Staff Sergt. 1st Coy., R.A.S.C., 29th October. 1918. Le Cateau, Neuvilly. 34 WIGHTMAN, Charles Norman, 1684 Pte., [CWGC & SD record his soldier number as 305149] 8th R. Warwicks, 1st July, 1916, France. MOAT STREET. 5 EDWARDS, William, 402730 Pte., A Coy., 3rd Canadian Batt., 13th June. 1916. Mount Sorrell, France. 6 COOPER, Richard David, 238806 Pte., C Coy., 7th K.S.L.I., 22nd August, 1918, [CWGC & SD has 21 August] France. NEW ROAD. 5 TODD, John Ernest, Armourer's Mate, H.M.S., " Invincible," 28th April, 1915, [CWGC & RN War Graves Roll has 25th April.] North Sea. NORTH GATE. 6 GRIFFITHS, Percy John, Sergt., C Coy., 6th Gordon Highlanders. 6th July, 1918, France. 25 JONES, Harry Martin, Capt., 1/8 Royal Warwicks. 26th November, 1918. [Death notice in BJ has 27th November] 21 LANGFORD, Fred, 202309 Rfm., 12th Rifle Brigade, 31st March, 1918, Domart. [CWGC & SD have 29th March.] 2 ROBERTS. Richard Thomas, 3001, 4th K.S.L.I. and A.A. Coy., R.G.A., 2nd March, 1919. England. 24 ROBERTS, Charles Frederick. 38922 Rfm., K.R.R., 24th March, 1918, France. OLDBURY WELLS. [No number] MARE, Arthur, Capt. 3 ROWLANDS, Arthur Ernest, 26739 Pte., 2/7 R. Warwicks. 16th April, 1918, France. POUND STREET. 4 BILL, Horace, 12083 C.S.M., A Coy., 9th Devon Regt., 1st July, 1916, Mametz Wood, France. 6 TAYLOR, George Henry, 39391 Pte., 7th Plat., B Coy., 5th S.W. Borderers. 10th [CWGC & SD have 19th April] April, 1918, France. RAILWAY STREET. 22 COOK, Edward Harry, 36918 Pte., 1st Plat., A Coy., 2/6 Gloucesters, December, 1917, France. 20 HERBERT, Percy Horace, 13001 Trooper, D Squad, 13th Hussars. 5th March. 1917, Mesopotamia. RIVER SIDE. 29 BERRY, Charles, 31062 Pte., 8th South Lancs., 1st October, 1916. on the Somme. 34 BROWN, Edward, 315201 Pte., D Coy., 17th R.W., Fusiliers, 1st May. 1918, France. 15 HAINES, Sidney. 200749, 10th Plat., D Coy., 1/4 K.S.L.I., 1st January, 1918, Cambrai. 12 JONES, Horace, 18579 Corpl., K.S.L.I., 16th September. 1917, France. 35 LLOYD, Harry George, 203071 Corpl., B coy., 9th Rifle Brigade, 15th September 1916, France. 14 WOOD. Albert, 18740 Lce.-Corpl., 4th Plat., A Coy., 7th K.S.L.I., 28th September, 1918, Fontaine. ROSE LANE. 2 HEAD, Frederick, 28655 Pte., 6th Plat., B Coy., 1st North Staffords, 31st August, 1916, France. 4 LAWLEY, Frank, 241792 Pte., 1/6 South Staffords, 14th June, 1917, France. SALOP STREET. 28 HAYNES, Samuel James, 23823 Corpl., 7th K.S.L.I., 28th September, 1917, Ypres. [No number] SMITH. Leslie Charles. 19 WILDING, William Henry, Lce.-corpl., A Coy., 1st Garrison Batt., Yorkshire Regt., 28th November, 1918, Rosanti, India. SAINT LEONARD'S CLOSE. 15 JOHNSON, Albert John, 50716 Pte., 2nd Plat., A Coy., llth Cheshires, 26th March, 1918, Sanchi y Lestres, Cambrai. 5 ORMESHER, William, Lieut., King's Liv- erpool Regt., attached 2nd Royal Fusi- liers, December, 1915, at sea. SAINT LEONARD'S STEPS. 11 STACEY, Frederick George, 17272, 5th K.S.L.I., 17th September, 1916. France. SAINT MARY'S STREET. 3 JOHNSON, Albert Joseph, 3901 Sergt., [CWGC & SD has number 266341] C Coy., 2/7 R. Warwicks, 19 July, 1916, on the Somme. 27 REDDEN, Herbert, Capt. 57 TAYLOR, Harry Percy, Pte., West Riding Regt., 1914, France. UNDERHILL STREET. 25 DOUGLAS, George, 9618 Pte., 2nd R. Welsh Fusiliers, 4th November, 1914, France. 10 LEWIS, John Charles, 8248 Lce.-corpl., [Service record & medal card 8th K.R.R., 10th January, 1917, England. [give no. as 824 and A824] VICTORIA ROAD. 20 DAIN, John Leslie. [No further details] [No Number] SOUTHWELL, Arthur H. S., Sec.-Lieut., 6th K.S.L.I. [all other sources 7th KSLI] WEST CASTLE STREET. 50 BRIGGS, Sidney John, 200092 Sergt., B Coy., 1st K.S.L.I., 30th December, 1917, Cambrai Front. 50 BRIGGS, William, 200710 Lce.corpl., C Coy., 1/4 K.S.L.I., 26th May, 1918, Langenzalya Camp, Germany. WHITBURN STREET. 21 BRYAN, Albert Ernest, 27787 Pte., 14th Plat., D Coy., 11th R. Warwicks. 14th November, 1916, France. 26 RICHARDS, Samuel John, 19213 Pte., 320 Protec. Coy., R.D.C., July, 1916. Eng- land. 61 WENLOCK, Thomas Percy, 15617 Corpl., 7th Plat., B Coy., 8th K.S.L.I., 1st Nov- ember, 1919, England. 50a WYNNE, Robert Thomas, Pte., Grenadier Guards, France. WHITBURN PLACE. 12 BISHTON, Andrew, 20550 Pte., 13th Coy., Grenadier Guards. 1st May, 1919, Eng- land. 3 BROWN, Walter, 18476 Corpl., 6th Coy., K.S.L.I., 29th October, 1917, France. [CWGC & SD have 31st October] WATERLOO HOUSE. OXLEY, Ronald, Trooper. [Trumpeter] TOFT, Alfred, 23846 Pte., 7th K.S.L.I., 5th August, 1918. Etaples. [CWGC & SD have 5th April]
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