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

Charles Maurice Harley (1898 - 1918)

Charles Harley was born in Alveley in 1898 and was baptised at the Parish Church on 29th May. He was the son of Charles Harley, wheelwright and (later) innkeeper, and his wife, Jane. In 1911 Charles junior was living with his Uncle and Aunt at Franche, nr. Kidderminster - presumably so that he could attend school there.

Charles served with the 14th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on 25th March, 1918, at the Battle of Bapaume (1st Somme, 1918). He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

Private Charles M. Harley, 46212 Worcs. Regt. was awarded the Victory and British Medals.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg. For news of updates follow @BridgnorthHeros on Twitter.