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

Thomas H R Bomford (1895 - 1917)

Thomas Henry Raymond Bomford was born in Brailes, Warwickshire. He was the son of Thomas Henry Bomford, a gardener, and his wife Louisa. By 1911 the family had moved to Stableford, where it is possible that Thomas senior worked as a gardener at Stableford Hall. Thomas junior (known as Henry) was a Malster's clerk.

Henry appears to have moved to London where he worked as a secretary. In January 1916 he enlisted in the 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. He went to France in July 1916 where he was wounded on the 18th of August - a gunshot wound to the left thigh and right hand. He died of his wounds on 6th January, 1917, at the Welsh Military Hospital, Glamorgan. He is buried in Badger Church Cemetery.

Private Henry R Bomford, King's Royal Rifle Corps C/8133 was awarded the Victory and British Medals.

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