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

L/Corp D G Watkins (1891 – 1917)

Daniel George Watkins was born in Much Wenlock. He appears to have come to live in Bridgnorth when his mother, Mary Watkins, married James Evans in 1901 and came to live on Cartway.

Daniel served with the 1st Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. He died of wounds on 12th May, 1917. He is buried at Longueness (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. St Omer was a large hospital centre. In the days before he died, the 1st KSLI were involved in continuous fighting in the area around Hill 70.

The death of L/Corp Watkins, 14537, was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on 19th May, 1917.

[Bridgnorth Journal, 19th May, 1917]
Mrs. J. Evans, of 56 Cartway, has received official information that her son, 14537 Lance-corporal D. G. Watkins, K.S.L.I. died in No. 7 General Hospital, at Omer, France, on the 12th May, from gun-shot wounds. Lance-corporal Watkins was severely wounded in January, 1916.

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