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

William J Browne (1898 - 1918)

William Joseph Brown was baptised at Worfield on the 6th November, 1898. He was the son of William Brown, Blacksmith, and his wife Jane. They lived at High Rock.

Although the name is spelled 'Browne' on the memorial it appears as 'Brown' in all the records.

During WW1 William served with the South Wales Borderers. He was killed in action on the 11th April, 1918 during the Battle of Estaires - part of the German Operation Georgette. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

Private William J Brown, South Wales Borderers, 38768, was awarded the Victory and British Medals.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg. For news of updates follow @BridgnorthHeros on Twitter.