Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Frank Horace Benjamin Bill was the son of Watkin William Bill, a farm worker from Eardington, and his wife, Harriet. After leaving school, he worked on the farm before moving to Birmingham where he worked as a carter for the Great Western Railway. He married Alice Jane Harley in 1907.
Horace served with the 9th Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment. He went to France with the battalion in July 1915 and would have taken part in the battle of Loos. He was killed in action on 1st July, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, when the 8th and 9th Devonshires attacked Mametz. He is buried in the Devonshire Cemetery, Mametz.
CSM Bill 12083, was awarded the Victory Medal, the British Medal and the 15 Star.
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