Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Charles Launcelot Guilford alias Guildford was born at Islington, Middlesex, on 7th April, 1893 and was baptised at St Mary's, Islington on 11th June. He was the son of Charles Guilford, licensed victualler, and his wife, Hannah Lucy. They lived at the George Fourth Inn, New North Road, Islington. By 1901 the family had moved to Eardington where they kept the Red Lion Inn.
Charles junior had returned South by 1911 when he was living with an aunt in Friern Barnet. He was working as an apprentice counter-hand at an ironmongers.
Charles served with the 18th (County of London) Battalion (London Irish Rifles). He went to France on 9th March, 1915 and was killed in action on 30th May - just after the Battle of Festubert. He is buried in Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy
Rifleman Charles Guilford, 2868, was awarded the Victory and British medals and the 1915 Star.
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