Extract from the Shrewsbury Chronicle
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, writes: “I have just received your letter. We have mud also up to calf, and water on the top up to the knees. Yes, even above. S.’s suggestion re Jack boots would not do; they would be left in the mud in a few minutes. The French made an attack and a good many of their boots, which are laced, were left behind in the mud, and they proceeded barefoot”.
The War and Its Consequences. Unemployment; Madame Iris, Limited (Court Milliner, From 29, New Bond Street), Much regrets to inform the Patriotic Public that entirely owing to the severe losses suffered through the War, it has been found necessary to give up the business. Everything must be sold before the 20th inst. It is an opportunity to purchase Goods of the Highest Class at Prices regardless of Cost or Value. 4, Dogpole, Shrewsbury.
Friday, March 26, 1915
Our readers will be interested to learn that the residents of Hindhead, a large village which is the headquarters of the 60th Brigade, with whom are the C Coy., 6th King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, has kindly presented a cup to be competed for at football, and that the trophy has been won by a team drawn from the Shropshires. The team in the first round met the 12th Rifle Brigade, beating them 4-0. They then had to play the K.R.R. Corps for the cup, and came out victorious by three goals to one. Capt. C. F. Ward (an old Shrewsbury Town player) is president of the team, and Sergt. E. G. Rumfilt is team manager. The cup is being inscribed, and will soon be placed on view somewhere in Shrewsbury. It is a unique happening, inasmuch as it is the first cup to be won by any football team in Kitchener’s Army. The members of the team and the clubs they previously played for are as follows:- Goal, C. S. Money (Whittington); backs, T. Roberts (Oswestry United), W. H. Clifford (Ibstock); half backs, F. H. Richards (Shrewsbury Amateurs), W. Dixon (Darwen), A. Lindop (Oswestry United); forwards, H. Carlton (Oswestry United), A. Price (Shrewsbury Amateurs), F. Phillips (Oswestry United), Lieut,. Myles Boddington (Shrewsbury School), captain, H. Hughes (Oswestry United). Reserve: A. Williams (Shrewsbury Amateurs).
Compiled by Dave Jones, supplied courtesy of the Shrewsbury Chronicle