Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Robert Thomas Wynne was born at Gwersyllt, Denbighshire. He was brought up by his grandfather, Robert, a miner. Robert Thomas also became a miner but later joined the police. He was a member of the Shropshire Constabulary and was based, for a while, at Bridgnorth. He may have been engaged to Maud Tuckley (who was his sole legatee). Maud appears to have been the sister of CSM Andrew Tuckley.
In November 1915 he joined the Grenadier Guards and was promoted to L/Corp. He died on 7th September 1917 and is buried at Bluet Farm Cemetery (Ypres). He was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
KILLED IN ACTION [Bridgnorth Journal, 22nd September, 1917] News has been received that Pte. Robert Thomas Wynne, Grenadier Guards, was recently killed in action. Pte. Wynne was formerly a member of the Shropshire Constabulary, and was stationed at Bridgnorth from September, 1914, to November, 1915, when he joined up with several other members of the force.
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