Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

F Lawley (1886 Ė 1917)

Frank Lawley was born in Bridgnorth in 1886 but not baptized at St Leonardís, Bridgnorth, until 29th August, 1888. He was the son of Edward Lawley, a builder, and his wife, Martha. They lived in Rose Lane. When he left school, Frank worked as a grocerís assistant.

Frank served with the 1/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. He died of wounds on 14th June, 1917. He is buried in Chocques Military Cemetery.

Private Lawley, 241792, was awarded the Victory and British medals. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on 30th June, 1917.

[Bridgnorth Journal, 30th June, 1917]
Mr and Mrs. Lawley, of Rose Lane, Bridgnorth, have received official intimation that their youngest son, Private Frank Lawley, 1/6 South Staffords, who was wounded in action in France, died in hospital in France. He was 30 years of age. Previous to joining the Army, he was in the employ of Messrs. W. Burton and Sons, grocers, High Street.

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