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The news this week 100 years ago: 13th - 19th July 1918

Friday 13 July 2018

This week we remember two Old Salopians, killed in France on consecutive days.

Second Lieutenant Arthur Noel Ealand, 88th Sqdn. Royal Air Force.
Moser’s, left in 1902. “He was exceptionally sturdy and thick set, an ‘oar’ of nature’s own making and a full back whom no-one would tackle without thinking twice” – The Salopian.

But for a last minute illness, he would have been the sixth Moser’s member of the 1st VIII in 1902 – an annus mirabilis for that House. The others were M Jourdier, CF Leake, J Summers, W Cooke and H Shimwell.

Serving initially as a Red Cross driver, he then transferred to the RAF Wireless Section. He was killed whilst flying in France, 15th July 1918, aged 33.
Buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetery, France. Grave IV. C. 4.

Private Herbert Wynne Walton-Evans, 1817, 3rd Salvage Coy. Australian Army Service Corps.
Bennett’s (now Severn Hill), left in 1892 to take up land in Australia. He was the son of Revd David and Annie Evans, who lived at The Vicarage, Abergele in Clwyd.

He was killed in action in France, 16th July 1918, aged 42.
Buried at La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, France. Grave II. G. 36. He is also remembered on the Abergele War Memorial.

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