Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
George Samuel Douglas was born in Bridgnorth in 1886 and baptised at St Leonard’s on 11th April. He was the son of James Alexander Douglas and his wife, Diana. The family lived in Moat Street for many years and, later, in Underhill Street.
At the age of 15 George was working as a stable boy. In 1905 he signed up as a regular soldier in the Worcester Regiment. He re-enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1907 and remained with the regiment until his death.
George went to France on 29th August, 1914 as part of the 2nd Battalion. He would have arrived too late to fight at Mons but may have been present at The Marne or the Aisne. He died of wounds on 4th November 1914. George is commemorated by a special memorial at Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck.
Private Douglas, 9618, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 14 Star with clasp.
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