Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
William Henry Haycocks was born at Tuckhill in 1893. He was the son of Thomas Haycock, farm labourer, and his wife Annie. The censuses and the birthplaces of their children show that the family moved frequently, living at various times in Worfield, Claverley and Morville parishes. By 1911 they had moved to Cleesmore Farm, Eardington where Thomas was employed as Farm Bailiff. Later, Thomas and Annie lived at Cross Lane Head.
William was originally a member of the Shropshire Yeomanry but was transferred to the 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. He was killed in action during the German Spring Offensive of March 1918 when his division was at Fremlicourt during the Battle of St Quentin. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
Private William Henry Haycocks, 52424 Cheshire Regiment (formerly 2592 Shropshire Yeomanry), was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
[BMDs] ROLL OF HONOUR
[Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 4th May, 1918]
HAYCOCKS.- 52424 Private William Haycocks, 10th Cheshire Regt., beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Haycocks, Coppice Farm, Kemberton, who was killed in action on 23 March, 1918. Aged 24 years. [verse]
-From his sorrowing Father, Mother & Sisters.
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