Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Possibly Ernest George Corfield who was born at Ruthall, Ditton Priors, on 23rd September, 1895. He was the son of Charles Corfield, a farmer, and his wife, Jemima. The family lived at Upper Farm, Ruthall.
Ernest served with the 1st/4th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He died of wounds on 4th November, 1918 and is buried in Awoingt British Cemetery.
'On the 3rd of November the battalion came under fire for the first time for nearly a month, and next day went into action for the last time in France. . . Casualties were, however, severe, amounting in all to 110. ' [Wood 121]
The Battalion had previously taken heavy casualties on 30th Sept during the attack on La Laies Ditch.
Private Ernest George Corfield, 24080, KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British Medals. He is also commemorated on the war memorial at Ditton Priors.
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