Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
George Reginal Norry was born in 1894. He was the son of George Norry, a gamekeeper, and his wife, Sophia. The family lived at "Hazeldine", Astley Abbotts.
In 1911, George was a servant at Bitterley Court, Ludlow. His employers, the Wheeler family, appear to be connected to the Tyrwhitt family of Stanley Hall.
George enlisted at Maidenhead, Berkshire. He served with the 14th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was wounded in 1917 and was killed in action on 28th August, 1918. He is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial.
DIED OF WOUNDS
[Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 14th September, 1918]
Mr. and Mrs. Norry, of "Hazeldine." Astley Abbotts, have received information that their elder son, 60072 Pte. G. R. H. Norry, C Company, 14th Batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, has died from wounds received in action in France. Pte. Norry joined the Army in February, 1916, and was posted to Prees Heath Camp. He did not go overseas until May, 1917, by reason of several serious illnesses while in camp. During the time he was in France he was gassed twice, the latter time on the 18th of March of this year (18 days after returning to France from leave), on the eve of the Germans' attack at Armentieres. Had he lived he would have been 24 years of age to-day (Saturday).
Writing to his mother his Lieutenant says: "Your son was one of the best men I had in my Company . . . Your son was cheerful to the end and wished us to be brave and keep smiling. His pals wished me to convey to you their sympathy. Norry was a great favourite and is missed by every one."
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