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

Bright T. Pte. K.O.S.B.

Thomas William Bright was born at Wall-under-Haywood, Shropshire, in 1895. He was the son of Thomas Worthing Bright, a farm labourer, and his wife, Mary Ann. The family moved to Claverley in about 1902. By the time the CWGC records were compiled in the early 1920s, Thomas Worthing and Mary Ann had moved to Firwood Avenue, Stretford, Manchester.

Thomas was already a serving soldier at the outbreak of war. He went to France in August 1914 with the King's Own Scottish Borderers. He would have seen action at Mons, Le Cateau, The Marne and The Aisne. He died of wounds - possibly sustained at La Bassee - on 16th October, 1914. He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery.

Private Thomas Bright, 11290, King's Own Scottish Borderers, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1914 Star with Clasp.

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