Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
The list of The Fallen printed in the Bridgnorth Journal of 14th August, 1920 includes Corporal Thomas Henry Davies, 3273, A Coy, 1st KSLI, who died on the Somme 11th April, 1918 and who lived at 72 Bernard's Hill.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Soldiers Died in the Great War list Private Thomas Henry Davies, 201130, D Coy, 1/4th KSLI husband of Mary Ann Davies of 72 Bernard Hill. He died 19th April, 1918, aged 34, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the dead of the Ypres salient. I assume that both these references are to the same man.
Thomas, 34, was a native of Bridgnorth and the husband of Mary Ann. In 1911 the couple lived in Fryer Street with their three daughters but they later moved to 72, Bernardís Hill. Thomas enlisted early in 1915. He went missing at sometime between the 11th and 19th of April, 1918 (during which period the 1/4th KSLI was in action at Messines and Bailleul). Before the war Thomas had been a wool dyer, working in the carpet industry. He was probably the son of George Davies, a stone mason, and Elizabeth his wife who were living on Bernardís Hill in 1901.
Private Davies, 201130, was awarded the Victory and British Medals. There is no medal card for Corp. Davies 3273.
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