Henry Croxton was the son of Charles Croxton of the 'Waggon and Horses', Worcester Street, Stourbridge. He had worked for Messrs Moyle and Co., grocers. He was married and living at Ladbroke Grove, London, in 1914. He enlisted first in the London Regiment and was later transferred to the 6th South Wales Borderers in the 25th Division. He had been some six months on the Western Front when the Germans launched their second Spring Offensive of 1918 on the Lys. The battalion was defending the line near Ploegsteert on the 9th April and were forced to retreat through Neuve Eglise. At Crucifix Corner the battalion turned to fight and lost half its strength in a famous battle on the 14th and 15th April. Private Henry Croxton was one of those who were killed in action. He was 31 years of age and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert, Stourbridge and St. Thomas's church Memorials.
Market Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1AQ
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