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

Frederick Wall (1879 - 1918)

Frederick Wall was born in Much Wenlock where he was baptised on the 16th April, 1879. He was the son of Charles Wall, an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Mary. Shortly after the birth of Frederick the family moved to Winscott Hills in the Parish of Worfield.

Frederick worked as a forester. In 1903 he married Rhoda Kate Archer (who had been a laundry maid at Apley Park). In 1911 they were living at Bone Mill Cottages, Quatford but they later moved to Wales, living at Pontarddulais, Glamorgan. By 1915 they had six children living.

Frederick enlisted at Llanelli on 22nd February, 1915, joining the Welsh Regiment. After initial training he was posted to the 21st Battalion as Corporal, rising to Sergeant a few months later. He went to France in May, 1916 as part of the 13th Battalion but was transferred to the 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment in September where he remained until wounded by a bullet in the leg on 7th June, 1917. During this time Frederick would have seen action through much of the 1916 Somme Campaign. He probably received his leg wound at the Battle of Messines.

After a spell in hospital at Eastleigh, Frederick spent the next year posted to training battalions. He returned to France in September 1918 and joined the 1/7th Battalion. He was killed in action on 14th Oct during the Battle of Courtrai. He is buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery.

Sergeant Frederick Wall, 52612, Cheshire Regiment (previously 20593, Welsh Regt.), was awarded the Victory and British Medals.

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