Shrewsbury School

The news this week 100 years ago: 12th - 18th October 1918

Thursday 11 October 2018

This week we remember Joshua Hughes-Games MC, Head of School 1906-07.

Captain Joshua Bower Hughes-Games MC, 18th Bn. Durham Light Infantry.
School House, Head of School, left in 1907 as a Scholar of Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Captain Hughes-Games had been twice wounded in France and gassed, and was in hospital for 20 months, from which he had only just returned to school work as PE Master.

He was gazetted Temporary Captain on 4th October 1914 and did some brilliant work in the Eastern Campaign, where he gained his M.C. Before the war he was an Assistant Master at the Forest School.

Died of influenza at the Quarry House Nursing Institution in Shrewsbury, 17th October 1918, aged 30.
Buried at Shrewsbury General Cemetery, England. Grave 161. 8. G.

School House, 1906

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