Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
William Bache was born at Chelmarsh in 1887 and was baptised at the Parish Church on 2nd October. He was the son of William Bache, a farm labourer, and his wife, Elizabeth. The family lived in Ingham Lane and, later, moved to Crateford.
William became a gardener. In 1901, as a thirteen year-old, he was a 'garden boy'. In 1911 he was a 'gardener (Domestic)' at Downton, near Ludlow.
William served in the Labour Company of the 7th Battalion King's (Liverpool) Regiment. He died (probably of natural causes) on 15th March, 1917. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen - which served the many hospitals which were established in the Rouen area during the war.
Private Willaim Bache, 66085, King's (Liverpool) Regiment, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
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