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

Frank Christy (1897 - 1916)

Frank Christie (the name is mis-spelled on the Worfield memorial) was born in Essex in 1897. He was the son of James Christie, a watchman and labourer at the London Docks, and his wife Lucy.

James died when Frank was still a child. Lucy (maiden name Hallett) moved the family back to her native Worfield. By 1911 she was living with Frank and his younger brother, Sherriff, at Upper Farmcote. Frank, now 14, was working as a farm labourer.

In 1914 Lucy remarried. Her new husband was George Hill. Frank joined up at the outbreak of war and served with the 6th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He went to France in July 1915 and was killed in action on 21st September (when the battalion was in trenches in front of Waterlot Farm.) He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

Private Frank Christie, KSLI, 13177, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1915 Star. His name also appears on the War Memorial Plaque in Quatt Church, (where he is said to have been a bell-ringer).

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