Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Frederick Charles Davies was born in Astley Abbotts in 1888 and was baptised in the parish church there on 31st October. He was the son of Richard Davies, a gardener, and his wife Eliza Florence. The family lived at Colemore Green.
Frederick signed up while he was living in Maidstone. He served with the 10th Battalion of the Essex Regiment and died of wounds on 27th April, 1918 during the German Spring Offensive. He is buried in Crevecoeur-le-Grand Communal Cemetery.
Private Frederick Davies, 401439, was awarded the Victory and British medals.
ASTLEY ABBOTTS MAN DIES OF WOUNDS
[Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 6th July, 1918]
Mrs. R Davies, 1 Colemore Green, Astley Abbotts, has received notice from the War Office that her son, 401439 Pte. Frederick Davies. 10th Batt., Essex Regt., Previously reported missing on 26th Apr, died of wounds received in action on 27th April. 1918.
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