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

G. Oliver

George Oliver was born in Broadstone, Munslow. He was baptised at Munslow Parish Church on 8th February, 1855. George was the son of Edward Oliver, an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Annie.

George became a farm waggoner. He married Alice Cartwright from Ditton Priors in 1906. In 1911 George and Alice were living in Tugford with their daughter, Beatrice Annie.

George served with the 7th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He probably volunteered early in the war as he went to France on 28th September, 1915. On 8th April, 1916, he died of wounds - probably at one of the many military hospitals which had been established at Etaples. He is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery.

Private George Oliver, 16316 KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.

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