Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Andrew Bishton was born in Astley Abbotts. He was the son of Samuel Bishton, stockman, and his wife, Mary. They lived at Hundred House Farm, Tasley.
Andrew worked as a farm labourer until the start of the war, when he enlisted, joining the Grenadier Guards on 16th November, 1914. He remained with the Guards until he was transferred to the Army Veterinary Corps in 1918. He was transferred to the 627th Agricultural Labour Company a few months later.
He married Fanny E Reynolds in Worcester in 1918. He died on 1st May, 1919 and is buried in the churchyard of St Martin, Holt, Worcester.
Mrs Bishton’s application for her husband’s medals was rejected - Andrew had not been overseas so he did not qualify – even though he had served his country for more than four years.
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