St Chad’s Great War Remembrance Service 18 March 2015
Second Lieutenant Frank Harold Elwin, 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 March 1915, aged 19. Remembered at Cockshutt and Shrewsbury School
Second Lieutenant Guy Barnett, 5th Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 12 March 1915, aged 24. Remembered at Church Stretton.
Private Joseph Williams, 6275, 1st Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds received near Armentieres 13 March 1915, aged 22. Remembered at Wellington.
Lieutenant Thomas Brooke Benson, 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed, having been shot twice, attacking a group of Germans 13 March 1915, aged 30. Remembered at Cound.
Lieutenant Derwent Christopher Turnbull, Mentioned in Despatches, 84th Field Amb, Royal Army Medical Corps attd. 1st Bn. Cheshire Regiment. Shot through the right lung 10 March 1915 whilst attempting to rescue an officer from no-mans-land, near Hooge Crater, Ypres; died from his wounds and the onset of pneumonia 14 March 1915, aged 24. Remembered at Church Stretton.
Private Frederick John Hughes, 7562, 2nd Bn. Scots Guards. Died of wounds 14 March 1915,, aged 26. emembered at Hadley.
Private Alfred Dyter, 8089 2nd Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action defending trenches 15 March 1915, aged 36. Remembered at High Ercall.
Private John Beech, 7922, 2nd Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at St. Eloi 15 March 1915, aged 28. Remembered at Shifnal.
Corporal Samuel Tunley,14597, 4th Bn. The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Shot through the head by a sniper, at 8:30am whilst issuing rations 15 March 1915, aged 22. Remembered at Cound.
Corporal Richard Edward Davies, 6509, 4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 16 March 1915, aged 30. Remembered at Llanyblodwel.
Private Thomas James Davies, 6513, 2nd Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 17 March 1915. Remembered at Shrewsbury.
Corporal Henry Thomas Reeves, 9052, 2nd Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 18 March 1915, aged 26. Remembered at Boningale.
Also included in our remembrance this evening:
Lieutenant William Gray Rawlinson, 2nd Bn. Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action .14 March 1915. Included in the Shrewsbury School section of the 1922 roll.