Bridge, W A
WILLIAM ARTHUR BRIDGE
Remembered with honour Plymouth Naval Memorial: Panel 21.
He originally enlisted 21 January 1910 as Boy 2nd Class, extended for a period of 12 years 11 October 1914: a porter aged 18, 5’3¾” tall. He joined E.47 1 July 1917, and was engaged in North Sea patrols off the German and Dutch coasts. E.47 was lost in the North Sea, there were no survivors. His mother of Watford was notified.
Son of George and Alice (nee LOWE) BRIDGE.
His parents married 4 August 1894 at St Martin’s, Worcester. Alice died 1939 in the Watford district aged 64.
William was born 11 October 1896 in Malvern, Worc.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Rodborough, Glos, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, aged 14 he lived in Great Malvern, with his parents and two siblings.
UnitH.M. Submarine E.47
Date of death20/08/1917
Age at death20
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)