Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
George Edward Lawley was baptised at Claverley Church on 24th February, 1898. He was the son of Richard Lawley, a labourer, and his wife, Ellen. In 1898 the family lived at The Three Dwellings, in 1901 at Rudge Heath and in 1911 at Woundale. In 1901 Richard was working as a farm waggoner.
After leaving school George worked as a gardener. He enlisted in the KSLI at Bridgnorth on 26th March, 1916 but was transferred to the 3rd Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment shortly before going to France in July 1916. He was killed in action on 31st August, 1916, during the Battle of Delville Wood (a phase of the Battle of the Somme 1916) - at which time he was serving with the 1st Battalion. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Private Lawley, 28633 North Staffs Regiment (formerly 17139 KSLI) was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
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