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

Victor Leaver (1895 - 1916)

Victor Leaver was born at Reading, Berkshire in 1895. He was the son of Francis J Leaver, a groom and gardener, and his wife Eleanor. The family appear to have travelled about a lot. In 1901 they were living in Potterne, Wiltshire but by 1911 they lived near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire.

Victor enlisted at Bridgnorth. He served in the 7th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He died of wounds on 22nd August, 1916 - possibly received at the Battle of Delville Wood (a subsidiary operation in the Battle of the Somme, 1916). He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.

Private Leaver, 24083, was awarded the Victory and British medals.

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