Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
I have not yet discovered Private Broadbent's connection to Claverley. He may be the William Broadbent, aged 2, born Cannock, Staffordshire, who was living with his widowed mother and grandparents at Coven, Staffordshire, in 1901. This William was living as a boarder in Wolverhampton in 1911.
The only W. Broadbent recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as serving in the Northumberland Fusiliers, is Private 17167 William Broadbent, aged 20, who died of wounds on 28th September 1918. Private Broadbent was born in Wolverhampton and is buried in Cagnicourt British Cemetery. He was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg. For news of updates follow @BridgnorthHeros on Twitter.