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The news this week 100 years ago: 16th - 22nd November 1918

Friday 16 November 2018

We continue to remember Old Salopians who fought in the First World War and died after the Armistice.

This week we remember:

Major Malcolm Douglas, Machine Gun Corps.
Day Boys, left in 1909. Originally joined as private in University and Public School Corps he was given a commission in 11th Bn., (St Helen’s) Prince of Wales’ Volunteers, South Lancashire Regt.

Taking a course at Messrs Vickers, he went out to France in 1916, being invalided home with trench fever a year later. He was mentioned in Sir D. Haig’s despatches, 26th May 1917. Rejoining, he was promoted to Major in June 1918 and went out with the 46th Machine Gun Battery.

He died of pneumonia in the United Kingdom on 17th November 1918, aged 26.
Buried at Shrewsbury General Cemetery, England. Grave 200. I. C.

Lieutenant Charles Ewart Wodehouse, Marine Observers School, Royal Air Force.
Prior’s (now Moser’s), left in 1916 and joined the R.N.A.S.

He died in the United Kingdom on 18th November 1918, aged 19.
Buried in Leysdown (St. Clement) Churchyard, England.

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