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

J M Greatwich (1876 – 1915)

John Moseley Greatwich was baptised at St Mary Magdalene, Bridgnorth, on 28th June, 1876. He was the son of George Greatwich, labourer, and he wife Catherine Moseley. The family lived in Pale Cottages and, later, in Bridge Street.

John went to work at the H & M Southwell carpet factory, first as a worsted spinner and, later, in the dyehouse. He married Mary Ann Jones in 1903 and had several children.

John served with the 2nd Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. He arrived in France on 5th February, 1915. The battalion saw action near St Eloi on 14th February when they supported a night attack on German trenches. John Greatwich was killed in action on the 17th. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Private Greatwich, 6821, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 15 Star.

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