Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Cecil Langley was born in 1894 and was baptised at Claverley on 23rd April. He was the son of William Henry, a farmer, and his wife Charlotte Elizabeth. They lived at Shipley.
Cecil was educated at Newport Grammar School where he was boarding in 1911. He was a member of the Shropshire Yeomanry. Cecil served with the 6th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 30th November, 1917 on which day the Germans counter-attacked after the Battle of Cambrai. [There is a report of the attack in Wood and in the Battalion War Diary.] He is buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich.
Private Cecil Langley, 26560, KSLI (formerly Shropshire Yeomanry, 1850) was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
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