Great War Remembrance Service 8 April 2015

April 16, 20159:19 amApril 16, 2015 9:23 am

These men were remembered at the St Chad’s memorial service on the 8th April 2015. Driver Charles Jones, Regimental ID T4/070482, of the Army Service Corps died on the third of April. He is remembered on the Bridgnorth memorial. Private Walter Harold Overson, Regimental ID 27432, of the Royal Army Medical Corps died on the fourth […]


Soldiers’ Letters at Stokesay Court

April 9, 20152:32 pm

A remarkable archive has survived at Stokesay Court from the time of the First World War when the house became a VAD Auxiliary Military Hospital between April 1914 and December 1918.  It was a hospital for soldiers (not officers) and unusually nearly every man had a room to himself.   The Commandant was the owner, […]


Extract from the Shrewsbury Chronicle

April 9, 20151:00 pm

Friday, March 12, 1915 200,000 New Laid Eggs. Wanted weekly for our Wounded Soldiers and Sailors, with full approval of the War Office, for the national Egg Collection Depot. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mrs. Goodwin Preece, Claremont Street, Shrewsbury. The British Spirit – A parishioner of St. Michael’s, Shrewsbury, who is serving at the front, […]

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