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

Richard Harley (c.1897 - 1917)

Richard Harley was born in Trotshill Wardon, Worcestershire, about 1897. He was the son of Charles Harley, a cattleman from Bridgnorth, and his wife Elizabeth. By 1911 Richard had moved back to Shropshire where he was working as House boy and cattleman in Morville. His parents moved back and lived in Roughton.

Richard joined the Shropshire Light Infantry but was later transferred to the 2nd/5th Battalion, Royal Worcestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on the 6th September, 1917 and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Private Harley, R. Worcs. R, 235078 (formerly 6471 and 202770, KSLI) was awarded the Victory and British Medals. His name also appears on the War Memorial in St Andrew's Church, Quatt.

HARLEY - In sad but ever loving memory of
Pte. Richard Harley (Dick), 26 Quatt, Bridg-
north, fell in action September 6th, 1917.
One of the best that God could lend
A loving son and brother and faithful friend.
From Father, Mother, Sister, Brothers, and
Sefton (in France). [Bridgnorth Journal, 14 Sept., 1918]

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.