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

William Elcock (1891 - 1917)

William Elcock was born in Worfield in December 1891 and was baptised at the Parish Church on 14th January, 1892. He was the son of David Elcock, labourer, and his wife, Alice. In the 1901 and 1911 censuses, David describes his occupation as 'waggoner for maltster'. In 1911, aged 19, William is a farm labourer. The family lived at Ackleton.

It appears likely that William was killed in action at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, while serving with the 5th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. However, the records are contradictory and some suggest that he died on the 8th while serving with the 1st Battalion. He is buried in Tilloy British Cemetery.

Private William Elcock, KSLI, 23879, was awarded the Victory and British Medals. His brother Samuel Thomas Elcock also died in WW1.

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