Great Wyrley’s Fallen: Private Wilfred North

Posted: February 15, 2015 in Soldiers, War Memorials, WWI

Wilfred North in uniform (Cannock Library)

Wilfred North in uniform
(Cannock Library)

Wilfred’s early life is surrounded by a little mystery. We know from his casualty record that he was born at Albrighton: which is still in Staffordshire, but just the other side of Wolverhampton to Great Wyrley. He was born on Christmas Day, 1892. Although his birth record ties him to Albrighton, everything else ties him to Bridgtown, Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley. His first appearance on the census at the age of 8, in 1901, has him living not with his parents, but with his grandparents in Station St, Cheslyn Hay. They were to raise him, so it is that family we shall follow… click link to read more…

  1. SJ says:

    At one with most of the tragic deaths in that war, you have done the soldier and his family proud with your story on him, a lasting commemoration to those you are writing about.

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