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

Frank Cartwright

This name appears on the War Memorial in St Leonard's Church, Bridgnorth. I have not been able to find any record of him living in Bridgnorth although there were several Cartwright families in the area.

The Frank A Cartwright whose birth was registered in the Bridgnorth District in the first quarter of 1921 may have been named for a lost relative. His mother's maiden name was Harvey - which suggests that his parents were probably the Joseph Cartwright and Nancy Harvey who were married in West Bromwich RD in the last quarter of 1915.

The most likely soldier recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves site is L/Corp F. Cartwright, 18853, 7th KSLI who died in France on 13th May 1917 aged 20. Records show that he was Frank Cartwright, the son of Andrew and his wife Emma (maiden name Corfield) of Sutton, Newport, Shropshire. Emma was born in Rushbury and had been widowed by 1911. It is possible that Frank worked in Bridgnorth for a short time before enlisting or that his mother moved there shortly after her son's death.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg. For news of updates follow @BridgnorthHeros on Twitter.