Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Richard Humphrey Wainwright was born at Smethcott, near Church Stretton, in 1883. He was the son of Thomas Groves Wainwright, a farmer, and his wife Anne. The family moved regularly - living at various times at Stockton and Albrighton (1891). They eventually settled in Worfield Parish, first at Hoccum (1901) and later at Ackleton (1911).
In 1911 at the age of 28, Richard was single, living with his elderly parents and working as a malster.
Richard served with the Warwickshire Yeomanry. On 18th August the 1/1st Battalion landed at Sulva Bay in Gallipoli. The Battalion took part in the Battle of Scimitar Hill on 21st August when it took heavy casualties. Richard Wainwright is recorded as being Killed in Action on 17th September. He is buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey.
Private Richard Wainwright, 2222, Warwickshire Yeomanry, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1915 Star.
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