Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Charles Carroll was born at Alveley on 28th May, 1897, where he was baptised on 25th April. He was the son of William, a labourer in a stone quarry, and his wife, Amy. In 1911, Charles, a schoolboy, was boarding with Thomas and Eliza Caine at The Hollies, Upper Netchwood.
Charles served with the 6th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He died of wounds on 23rd April, 1917, and is buried in Peronne Road, Cemetery, Maricourt,
Charles may have been one of the men wounded the previous day when the 6th Battalion was in trenches at Havrincourt Wood:
Under cover of artillery barrage and in conjunction with 59th Brigade on the left and 12th K.R.R. on the right, the Outpost Companies (A&B) attacked the German positions and advanced the Outpost line. . . . This objective was gained and the enemy offered very little resistance but put up a fairly heavy barrage. . . 1 O.R. Killed, 20 O.R. Wounded. The work of digging and wiring the new line was commenced immediately. Weather fine. [6th KSLI War Diary]
Private Charles Carroll, 21211 KSLI, was awarded the Victory and the British War Medals.
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