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

Thomas Yeomans (1886 - 1918)

Thomas Alfred Yeomans was born at Morville in 1886. He was the son of Thomas Yeomans, labourer, and his wife Mary Jane. By 1901 the family lived at Wooton, Quatt, later moving to Six Ashes.

Thomas worked as a waggoner before joining the 5th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry in May, 1915. He went to France in October 1915.

On the 18th June, 1916, at Arras, Thomas was buried while working in a sap. He was dug out alive and continued with his work, but a couple of weeks later he was admitted to hospital with bronchitis. His condition was severe enough for him to be returned home. It was discovered that his heart had been damaged when he had been buried - the doctors eventually concluded that he had ruptured one of the ligaments of the mitral valve.

He was discharged from the Army 'no longer physically fit' on the 9th October, 1916. He died on 31st October, 1918.

Private Thomas Yeomans, 18047, KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1915 Star.

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