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

David Stocker (1890 - 1918)

David Arthur Stocker was born at Stock Cross near Newbury, Berkshire. He was the son of William Stocker, a groom, and his wife Margaret. The family lived in Berkshire. First at Speen, later at Theale, then at Wallingford.

In 1911 David was employed as a footman in the house of Alexander Gilmour at 4 Upper Belgrave Street, London SW.

When David enlisted at Bridgnorth, he gave his place of residence as Astley Abbotts. He served with the 6th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry, going to France with the battalion in July 1915. He was killed in action on 1st April, 1918, during the German Spring Offensive.

Private David Stocker, 13220, was awarded the Victory and British medals and the 1915 Star.

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