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

James Lewis (d. 1915)

Soldiers Died in the Great War records that James Lewis, 9655, Shropshire Light Infantry, was killed in action on the 25th May, 1915. When he enlisted, James declared that he had been born in Worfield and was living in Bridgnorth.

The 1911 census has a James Lewis, born at Worfield in about 1890, who was working as a cowman on a farm at Stottesdon. I have not been able to identify James' parents though there is a possibility that they were the George and Alice whose son, James was baptised at Boningale in February 1889.

James was probably killed when the KSLI were involved in an attempt to retake positions about Bellewaerde Ridge which had been lost on the previous day. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Private Lewis, 9655, Shropshire Light Infantry, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1915 Star.

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.