Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Frederick George Stacey was the son of William Stacey, a cabinet maker, and his wife, Mary. They lived on St Leonard’s Steps. After he left school, Frederick became a plumber.
Frederick served with the 5th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. He died on the Somme on 17th September 1916, from wounds - probably received in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette but possibly in the earlier fighting at Delville Wood. He is buried in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt.
Private Stacey, 17272, was awarded the Victory and British medals and the 15 Star. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on 14th October, 1916.
DIED OF WOUNDS [Bridgnorth Journal 14th October, 1916] Mrs. Stacey, 11 St. Leonard’s Steps, Bridgnorth, has been officially informed of the death of her youngest son, 17272 Pte. Frederick Geo. Stacey, 5th K.S.L.I., of wounds, on the 17th September, aged 24 years.
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