Wildred Owen and 100 Others
To mark the 100th anniversary of the last 100 days of the Great War, we are telling 101 stories (Wilfred Owen and 100 others) of those from Shropshire who lost their lives.
Every week until the anniversary of the armistice, this website and the Shropshire Regimental Museum will share details of 7 individuals who lost their lives during WW1. There will also be displays in the church and the museum and further information sharing with the twitter account @ShropsWW1. Many will come from the Roll of Honour, but we will also share stories of others from the county who lost their lives. If you have a story you would like to share, please contact [email protected]
Sadly this week, we tell the story of 3 brothers who were all killed during WW1 – a terrible blow for the family.
The focus for this week is siblings – brothers and sisters who died and the effect on those left behind with some beautiful tributes to the fallen.
Our first stories are of men who are typical of many in the county. Most were serving in France and Belgium, but Shropshire men served throughout the world and this week we tell the story of Bertram Hartshorne who died off Chile—perhaps the Shropshire man to die furthest away from his home.