Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Charles Richards was born at Hilton and was baptised at Worfield on the 31 May, 1891. He was the son of William Richards, a labourer, and his wife Sarah. William worked as a farm waggoner. The family moved around the area - they are also recorded as having lived at Hopstone and Upper Farmcote.
After leaving school, Charles joined the army. By 1911 he was living at Caterham, Surrey, a private in the Scots Guards. He was one of the first British Soldiers sent to France, arriving on 13th August, 1914. He would have fought at Mons, the Marne and the Aisne. He was killed in action on 17th September, 1914. He is commemorated on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial.
Guardsman Richards, 7781, Scots Guards, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914 Star with clasp.
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