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

Thomas Henry Pye (1892 - 1916)

Thomas Henry Pye was born at Marchamley nr. Hodnet, Shropshire, in 1883. He was the son of Thomas Pye and his wife, Elizabeth.

By 1901 the family had settled at Nordley, Astley Abbotts where Thomas senior was employed as a gamekeeper. Ten years later, Thomas senior was a jobbing rabbit catcher and Thomas junior (who appears to have been known by his middle name, Henry) was an assistant gardner (domestic).

Thomas Henry enlisted at Bridgnorth and served in the 9th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He died in the UK on 25th March, 1916 and is buried in Rowton (All Hallows) Churchyard, Shropshire.

Thomas Pye, 22353, does not appear to have received any medals. 9th KSLI was a reserve battalion and did not serve overseas.

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