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

Thomas Foxall (1882 - 1915)

Thomas Foxall was born at Stableford in 1882 and was baptized at Worfield Parish Church on 9th September, 1882. He was the son of George Foxall, a wheelwright, and his wife Sarah Elizabeth. Some time before 1901 the family moved to Claverley.

On leaving school, Thomas worked for a while as a printer before joining the army. By 1911 he was a Corporal serving with the 2nd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry in India.

At the start of the war the 2nd KSLI was stationed at Secunderabad in India. It returned home and arrived in France on 21st December, 1914. Over the next few months it saw hard fighting in the Ypres Salient - during which Thomas was wounded. He was sent back to England where he died of his wounds on 11th June, 1915. He is buried at Derby in the Nottingham Road Cemetery, so he probably died at a military hospital in that area.

Company Sergeant Major Thomas Foxall, 8027, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1915 Star.

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