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

R’F’M F Langford (1892 – 1918)

Frederick Langford was the son of Edward Langford, a painter, and his wife Martha. Edward died in 1900. The family lived for many years in North Gate.

When he left school he worked as a brewer’s clerk. He first served in the Army Ordinance Corps but was later transferred to the 12th Battalion The Rifle Brigade.

Frederick went to France on 30th July, 1915. He would have seen action on the Somme towards the end of the 1916 campaign. His division took part in the Arras Offensive and the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917. He was killed in action on 29th March, 1918 during the German attack known as ‘Operation Michael’.

Rifleman Langford, 202309, is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial to those who died on the Somme during 1918 and who have no known grave.

He was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 15 Star.

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