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

Thomas Pace (1885 - 1917

Thomas Pace was baptised at Claverley on 12th January, 1885. He was the son of George Pace, a blacksmith, and his wife Harriet. The family were still living in Claverley in 1891 but had moved to Newton, Worfield by 1901.

After leaving school, Thomas worked as a farm waggoner. He was still living at home in 1911. He is possibly the Thomas Pace who married Emma Preece in 1914.

Thomas joined the Shropshire Light Infantry as Private 32102 but at some time he was transferred to the 10th Battalion South Wales Borderers. He died of wounds on 3rd September, 1917 - probably sustained during the early stages of the Third Battle of Ypres. He is buried in Bluet Farm Cemetery.

Private Thomas Pace, 40363, South Wales Borderers, was awarded the Victory and British Medals.

[Bridgnorth Journal, 15th September, 1917]
Mrs. T. Pace, of Hallon's Ford, Worfield, Bridgnorth, has been officially informed that her husband, 40363 Private Thomas Pace, 10th South Wales Borderers, was killed in action on the 3rd inst.

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