The news 100 years ago - February 1917

2017

Friday 24 February 2017

  • The news this week 100 years ago: 24th February - 2nd March 1917
    This week we remember:

    Major Alwyne Percy Dale OBE, 4th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

    School House, left in 1898. He graduated from Clare College, Cambridge in 1902. During his university days he served with the Service Contingent of the C.U.R.V. (attached to the Suffolk Regiment, in the South African War, gaining the Queen’s Medal with five clasps. He subsequently took a commission in the 1st V.B. West Yorkshire Regiment, transferring to the Territorials in 1908 and being gazetted Captain in 1911 and Temp. Major, 23 February 1916. By profession he was a solicitor at York, being admitted in 1906.

    He was killed in action in France on 1st March 1917, aged 36.
    He is buried at Queen’s Cemetery, Bucquoy, France. Grave I. F. 3.

Friday 17 February 2017

  • The news 100 years ago: 17th - 22nd February 1917

    No Old Salopians were killed in WW1 this week 100 years ago.

Friday 10 February 2017

  • The news 100 years ago: 10th - 16th February 1917

    No Old Salopians were killed in WW1 this week 100 years ago.

Friday 3 February 2017

  • The news this week 100 years ago: 3rd - 9th February 1917
    This week we remember:

    Captain Alexander Armstrong Rees, Royal Army Medical Corps attd. 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment.
    Chance’s (now Severn Hill), left in 1902.  Killed in action in France, 4th February 1917, aged 32.
    Buried at Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Grave I. B. 15.