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

Edward Teague (1893 - 1917)

Edward Teague was born at Broome in Shropshire in 1893 and was baptised at Hopesay Parish Church on 21st March, 1893. He was the son of Thomas Teague, a shepherd, and his wife Selina. By 1901 the family had moved a few miles to Bromfield, Ludlow where they remained until Thomas moved to Worfield some time after 1914.

After leaving school Edward worked as a farm labourer for a while before moving to South Wales where he became a coal miner. He joined up at the outbreak of war, attesting in Tonypandy on 31st August, 1914. He was posted to 36 Company, Royal Garrison Artillery, at The Citadel, Plymouth - part of the South Western Coast Defences. He spent most of the war with 36 Company rising through a series of promotions to the rank of corporal. He left 36 Company to go to France in February 1917 where he joined a succession of Siege Batteries, finally moving to 261 Siege Battery a month before he was killed in action at Ypres on 10th August, 1917.

Edward Teague is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres. His effects were forwarded to Miss A Cooper c/o Bromley House, Bridgnorth who later wrote to the War Office requesting a photograph of Edward's grave.

Corporal Teague, 43943, RGA, was awarded the Victory and British Medals.

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