Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Walter Robert Warner was baptised at Highley Parish Church on 21st December, 1884. He was the son of William Warner, an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Emma. The family were living at Hazelwells, Highley in 1901, at Wood End Farm in 1911 and they later moved to 29, Clee View.
Walter went to work at the pit. He was a 'Driver in Coal Mine' in 1901 and a 'Collier at Coal Face Hewer' in 1911. He married Mary Ann Shaw in 1908. They had three children: William (1911), Florence (1913) and Eunice (1914).
Walter served with the 4th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry before being transferred to the 905th Area Employment Company of the Labour Corps. He died on 31st December 1918 and is buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen (a burial ground used by the military hospitals based in Rouen).
Private Walter Warner, 415444 Labour Corps (formerly 200475 or 200675 KSLI) was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
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