Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Richard Lott was born at Minton near Church Stretton in 1894 and was baptised at Church Stretton Parish Church on 10th July. He was the son of William Lott, a labourer, and his wife Louisa. The family lived at Minton but, by 1911, Richard had moved to Sutton nr. Bromfield where he was working as a farm waggoner.
Richard enlisted at Church Stretton and served first with the 1st Battalion Monmouth Regiment, later being transferred to the 16th Battalion Welsh Regiment. Richard's Division (the 38th) was involved in several attacks leading to the capture of Mametz Wood in July, 1916. Richard was killed in action on 1st September, 1916 (the memorial at Stanton Long says 8th Sept.). He is buried in Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Private Richard Lott, 15031 Welsh Regiment (formerly 4372 Monmouth Regiment) was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
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