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

Wyburn Evans (1892 - 1915)

Wyburn/Wyborn Evans is remembered on the memorial on the Green at Worfield but not on the one in Worfield Church. He is also remembered at Stockton.

Wyburn Evans was born at Swancote and baptised at Worfield on 24th April, 1892. He was the son of John Evans, a labourer, and Mary his wife. By 1911 the family had moved to Echoes Hill, Stockton, where Wyburn was working as a farm labourer.

Wyburn went to France in December 1914 - so he may have joined the regular army before the war or he may have been a member of the Territorials. He served with the 2nd Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 16th May, 1915 while the Battalion was in trenches near Bellewaerde Lake. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Private Wyburn Evans, KSLI, 9738, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1915 Star.

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