Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Hugh Jordan was born in Chester in 1879. He was the son of William Jordan, a dentist's porter, and his wife, Sarah. William had been born in Chelmarsh and, by 1911, he, his wife, and his younger son, Harry, were back living there at Dingle Bank, The Common, Chelmarsh.
Hugh moved to Yorkshire, where he was working as a labourer to a sand moulder in 1901. He later moved to the South Coast where, at Brighton in 1914, he married Emma Jane Gilbert. He was still living in Brighton when he enlisted.
Hugh served with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He was killed in action on the 7th June, 1917, on which day his division (the 41st) was involved in the first day of the Battle of Messines (1917). Hugh is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Rifleman Hugh Jordan, R/32434, King's Royal Rifle Corps, was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
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