Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Ernest William Wenlock was born at Heathton, Claverley and was baptised at Claverley Church on 17th January, 1897. He was the son of George Wenlock, a market gardener, and his wife Annie. They lived at 1 Pear Tree Lane, Heathton.
After leaving school, Ernest went to work for his father. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery but was transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wale's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). He was killed in action on 19th March, 1917 and is buried in Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-En-Gohelle.
Private Wenlock, 5611, R. Leinsters (formerly 146565, RFA) was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
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