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

Samuel Thomas Elcock (1895 - 1918)

Samuel Thomas Elcock was born in Worfield and was baptised at the Parish Church on 10th November, 1895. 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, Samuel is a letter carrier. The family lived at Ackleton.

Samuel died of wounds on 28th March, 1918, while serving with the 1/4th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He was probably wounded during the First Battle of Bapaume on the 21st. He is buried in Cambrai East Military Cemetery.

Private Samuel T Elcock, KSLI, 201447, was awarded the Victory and British Medals. His brother William Elcock also died in WW1.

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