Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Charles Brewer was born in Wribbenhall, Worcestershire in 1897. He was the son of Benjamin Brewer, a coal miner, and his wife, Susan. In 1901 the family lived at 7 Rock Cottage, Wribbenhall (across the river from Bewdley) but by 1911 they had moved to 12 Barke Street, Highley.
Charles enlisted on 14th September, 1914. He served with the Royal Marines in the 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division. He was killed on 27th September - on which day, after a hard struggle, the Royal Naval Division captured Graincourt-les-Havrincourt. Charles is buried in Sucrerie British Cemetery, Graincourt-les-Havrincourt.
Corporal Charles Brewer, PLY/17287, RMLI, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1915 Star.
[Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 16th November, 1918]
R.M.L.I. – Killed: Pte C. Brewer.
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