Extracts from the Shrewsbury Chronicle
Public Notice. Defence of the Realm Act, 1914. Possession of Firearms, Ammunition, or Explosives. Residents of the County of Salop (other than Members of His Majesty’s Forces) who have in their possession any Firearms, Ammunition, or Explosives, are requested to kindly furnish particulars to the Superintendent of Police of the District in which they reside as early as possible. George Edge, Acting Chief Constable of Shropshire. County Constabulary Office, Shrewsbury. 23rd February, 1915.
Friday, February 26, 1915
A large number of wounded soldiers were present at the Villa match at Shrewsbury on Saturday, by the kind invitation of the Town committee. Probably the most delighted spectator over the victory of Shrewsbury was a well-known member of the Shropshire Regiment, best known by his friends as “Darky”, who happened to be home on furlough for a few days from “somewhere in France”. “Darky” had nearly completed 21 years’ service when the war broke out, and although he did not relish work in the trenches at first, he said he would return to it as though he was going to “play marbles”.
National Reserves. Wanted, About 34 more Men, to complete. Age, from 39 to 55. Apply – Territorial Offices, Kingston House, Shrewsbury.
Compiled by Dave Jones, supplied courtesy of the Shrewsbury Chronicle