War Memorials

Wilfred Owen: Tracks to the Trenches

July 14, 201511:18 amJuly 14, 2015 2:56 pm

Part Two: The Tracks THE LOCOMOTIVE DEPARTMENT MEMORIAL Shrewsbury Station’s own links to the First World War are equally moving. The most intimate, in that it is from their workmates, is located in the staircase of the Arriva offices. Although it is not normally accessible to the public, thanks to the untiring efforts of Philip […]

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Great War Remembrance Service 18 February 2015

March 5, 20159:48 amMarch 5, 2015 9:53 am

Great War Remembrance Service a St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury 18 February 2015 The men we remember on this day fought for their comrades and loved ones. Private Stephen John Bowen, Regimental ID 10285, of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry was killed on the twelfth of Febuary. He is remembered at the Leebotwood memorial. Private Ernest Jones, […]

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Post Office Memorial

February 19, 20154:16 pm

There are something over 100,000 war memorials in this country and around 300 memorials are dedicated to Post Office staff. One of the 75,000 post office employees who served in the First World War was my grandfather, Thomas Pybus, a telegraphist. He regaled me in the 1940s with exotic tales of Black Mamba snakes from […]

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War Memorial Lych Gate is also a love story

October 13, 20142:45 pmOctober 16, 2014 8:38 am

Is the lych-gate of St Thomas, Shropshire’s least-known war memorial? Craven Arms & District History Group uncovered a love story; one which overcame family and class prejudice. The war memorial at Halford is an enduring monument not just to 18 men of the parish, 8 of them, like her husband, with railway connections, but to […]

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