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

R Thomas Sergeant (1891 - 1915)

Records for this man have been found under several different spellings. The family's preferred spelling appears to have been SARGEANT. He appears to have been known by his middle name, Thomas.

Richard Thomas Sargeant was born in 1891. He was baptised at Worfield Parish Church on 26th April. He was the son of John Sargeant, cattleman, and his wife, Fanny. The family lived at Newton. In 1911 Thomas was working as a farm labourer.

Thomas probably joined the army before the outbreak of war. He enlisted at Wolverhampton and joined the 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. He went to France on 6th October, 1914 and was killed in action five months later on 10th March, 1915 - the first day of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.

Guardsman Thomas Sargeant was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1914 Star with clasp. He was the brother of J Sidney Sargeant

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