Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Archibald Richard Bromell was born in Devon. His parents were Albert, a shoeing smith, and his wife, Sophia. Shortly after Archibald's birth his parents moved to Bridgnorth. While still at school he worked as an errand boy for a draper.
Archibald enlisted in about March 1917 and served in the 18th Battalion Welsh Regiment. He was killed in action on 13th April, 1918, probably during the Battle of Hazebrouck (part of the Battle of the Lys).
Private Bromell, 61140, was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
MISSING PRESUMED KILLED [Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 22nd March, 1919] Mr. Bromell, 2 Innage Lane, has received official notice that his son, 61140 Pte Archibald Richard Bromell, 18th Welsh Regt., who was reported as missing since 13th April, is now presumed to have been killed.
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