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SHREWSBURY LOCOMOTIVE DEPARTMENT WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Philip Morris 2008

The memorial is located in Shrewsbury Railway Station, in the Railtrack Office, and lists those who died in World War 1 from the Locomotive Department, Shrewsbury working for the London and North Western Railway; it was previously located in the Locomotive Sheds. It takes the form of a brass plaque wiht the inscription inlaid on a wooden backing board. There are 14 names listed for World War 1. The memorial cost £57 15s 0d and was manufactured by Messrs J T Warrington and unveiled by Captain H P M Beames on 20th March 1921. Details appeared in the Shrewsbury Chronicle 28th January and 25th March 1921 and in the Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News 26th March 1921.

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LOCOMOTIVE DEPT SHREWSBURY ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING HEROES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR THAT
WE MIGHT HAVE FREEDOM ALTOGETHER 149 MEN FROM THIS SHED GALLANTLY
FOUGHT IN THE SAME CAUSE SUBSCRIBED BY THE WORKMATES OF THE ABOVE HEROES
AND ERECTED BY PERMISSION OF THE CHIEF MECHANICAL ENGINEER DECEMBER 1920

BIGGS, MSM

William George

Regimental Sergeant Major W/R 296766, 32nd Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Salonika 31st October 1918. Aged 40. Son of Richard & Martha Biggs, of Craven Arms, Shropshire, Husband of Hilda M. Biggs, of Tremynafa, Craven Arms. Employed as Extra Engineman. Buried in KIRECHKOI-HORTAKOI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 403.

BEDWELL

Ernest John Baron

Gunner 144, Shropshire Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died home 15th October 1914. Born Brushford, Clun, resident Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire. Employed as Cleaner. Buried in the South West Corner of ST. MARYS CHURCHYARD, CHAPEL LAWN, Shropshire.

CRANE

Thomas Edward V

Private 42210, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action in France & Flanders 13th July 1917. Aged 21. Born Ludlow, Shropshire. Son of J. & A. Crane, of 9, Newington Terrace, Craven Arms, Shropshire. Formerly 18878, K.S.L.I. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 4.

CULLEN, MM

William Leonard

Lance Corporal, 29373, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders 1St September 1918. Aged 18. Born St. Mary’s Shrewsbury, Son of Joseph & Mary Cullen, of 15, York Place, Beacall Lane, Castlefields, Shrewsbury. Employed as Cleaner. Formerly 2928, South Lancashire Regiment. Buried in COMBLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 34.

CARSWELL

Edward

Corporal 13919, 7th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders 15th June 1916. Aged 25. Born Condover, Shrewsbury. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Carswell, of Holly Cottage, Annscroft, Shrewsbury. Husband of Lizzie Gwendolyn Carswell, of Shrewsbury. Employed as Cleaner. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 27.

GOUGH

Henry Frederick James

Gunner, 604025, “A” Battery, 293rd Brigade, Shropshire Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds in France & Flanders, 24th March 1918. Aged 23. Born Madeley, Shropshire. Son of George William & Ada Gough, of 25, Marmion Avenue, Orrell, Bootle, Liverpool. Employed as Cleaner. Buried in BEAULENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, LIGNY-THILLOY, Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 24.

HORTON

James

Private 237842, 1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Died of wounds in France & Flanders 30th July 1918. Aged 21. Born Shrewsbury. Son of William & Mary Ann Horton, of 4, Laurel Cottages, Meole-Brace, Shrewsbury. Employed as Cleaner. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 17.

HAYWARD

George

Sapper 238876, Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France & Flanders 21st April 1918. Aged 22. Born Shrewsbury. Son of William & Mary Hayward, of Priory Cottages, Priory, Shrewsbury. Employed as Cleaner. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Popering, Belgium. Plot V. Row C. Grave 14.

HOWELLS

Samuel Reginald

Sapper 257578, 33rd Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in France & Flanders 25th April 1918. Born Shrewsbury. Resident 17, St. Julian’s Friars, Shrewsbury. Employed as Cleaner. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Popering, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 4.

JARVIS

Thomas William

Lance Corporal 55234, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders 28th November 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Jarvis, of 8, Coleham Row, Longden Coleham, Shrewsbury. Formerly 2979, Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Plot XI. Row B. Grave 11.

LAW

George

Private 33240, 10th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France & Flanders 22nd August 1918. Aged 20. Born Halford, Craven Arms. Son of Mrs. Clara Law, of 15, Norton, Craven Arms, Shropshire. Buried in VIELLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 19.

WOOLRICH

Harry

Rifleman 7611, 1st Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Died in France & Flanders 3rd February 1915. Born Shrewsbury, resident Tankerville Street, Shrewsbury. Employed as Storeman. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Germany. Plot III. Row B. Grave 2.

WINFIELD

Leslie Frederick

Private 200504, 1/4th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Died in France & Flanders 19th November 1918. Resident Hen & Chicken Inn, 37, Longden Coleham, Shrewsbury. Employed as Cleaner. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row W. Grave 18.

YEO

Thomas Burton

Private G/72731, 1/24th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment (London Regiment). Killed in action in France & Flanders 30th August 1918. Aged 19. Born Chester. Son of Richard & Elsie Yeo, of 4, Holy Cottage, Washford Lane, Meole-Brace, Shrewsbury. Employed as Cleaner. Formerly 235110, Nott’s & Derby Regiment. Buried in HEM FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, HEM MONACU, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 17.

Last updated 12 August, 2008

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