Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Samuel Blount was born in Ditton Priors in 1882. He was the son of Thomas Blount, an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Agnes. The family moved to Abdon when Samuel was about two years old.
Samuel became an 'above ground labourer' at a coal pit. In 1901 he was boarding in Highley with a Butler family (who may of been the family of his future wife, Harriet Elizabeth Butler, whom he married in 1906).
By 1911 Samuel had moved to Chelmarsh and was living at No.2 The Row with Harriet and their two children (Thomas, 4, and Gertrude, 8 months).
Samuel served first with the Army Service Corps before being transferred to the 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade. He was killed in action on 4th October, 1917, probably during the Battle of Broodseinde (part of 3rd Ypres). He is buried at Cement House Cemetery, Langemark.
Rifleman Samuel Blount, B/201113 Rifle Brigade (formerly T4/060752) was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
Harriet Blount married John Corfield in 1918. After the war they were living at Yew Tree Cottage, Chelmarsh.
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