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

Reginald Norgrove (1900 - 1916)

Reginald Morris Norgrove was born at Little Wenlock in 1900. He was the son of John Norgrove, a police constable, and his wife, Annie. The family moved to Alveley soon after Reginald's birth and were living in the village by the time of the 1901 census.

Reginald served with the 1st Battalion Hereford Regiment. He was killed in action in Egypt on 4th August, 1916 during the Battle of Romani - a decisive battle that ensured the safety of the Suez Canal. He may already have been with the battalion the previous year when they landed at Sulva Bay on Gallipoli on 9th August, 1915, but (as he was barely 16 when he died) this is probably unlikely.

Private Reginald M Norgrove, 3494, Herefordshire Regiment, is buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal:

[Bridgnorth Journal 9th September, 1916]
Information has been received at Alveley, near Bridgnorth, that Private Reggie Norgrove, Herefordshire Regiment, was killed in action in Egypt on Aug 14th [sic].

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