Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
John Robert Chinnock was born in Llanbydder, Wales, in 1884. He was the son of Charles Chinnock, a gamekeeper, and his wife, Margaret Jane. The family eventually settled in Enville where John followed in his father's footsteps, becoming a gamekeeper.
By 1911, John Chinnock was living at Highgate Common with his wife, Hilda, and his two small children, Eric and Eva. He was employed as 'Gamekeeper on Estate'.
John first served with the Herefordshire Regiment before being transferred to the 14th Gloucesters. He was killed in action on 21st October, 1917, during the Battle of Passchendaele and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Private John Chinnock, 32030, Gloucestershire Regiment (formerly 5355, Herefordshire Regiment) was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
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