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

G. Nobbs

Photo courtesey of John Malin.

Albert George (known as George) Nobbs was born at Surlingham, Norfolk, in 1878. He was the son of William Nobbs, an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Honor.

In 1901, George was living in Royston, Yorkshire and was working as a railway navvy. He married Evelyne (Evalina) Christina Morison at St Lukes Church, Hammersmith, London, on Christmas Day, 1909.

George and Evalina moved to Shropshire and were living at Clee St. Margaret in 1911. George was a labourer at the stone quarry. They had an infant daughter, Honor Violet. Two further children were born, Selina (1913) and Albert (1915). At some point between the births of these last two children, the family moved to Ditton Priors.

George enlisted at Shrewsbury soon after the outbreak of war. He went to France with the 7th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry in September, 1915. He was killed in action on 13th May, 1916, while the battalion was in the trenches at Bois Carré. He is buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery.

Private Albert George Nobbs, 16295 KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.

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