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The news this week 100 years ago: 19th - 25th October 1918

Friday 19 October 2018

This week we remember three Old Salopians.

Captain George Norman Adams, South Staffordshire Regiment.
Churchill’s, 1st XI Football, left in 1905 to work at Mars Ironworks, Ettingshall.

Gazetted in September 1914, he was later invalided home with rheumatic fever. Returning to the Front, he was seriously injured in the leg at Gommecourt on 1st July 1916 but crawled to safety. Gazetted Captain in February 1917.

 He died of pneumonia in the United Kingdom, 20th October 1918, aged 30.
Buried at Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery, England. Grave 7500.

Lieutenant Hew Graham Anderson, 7th Bn. Canadian Infantry.
School House, Head of House, left in 1905 for Sandhurst, though soon going to Seattle and Vancouver with Messrs. Balfour, Williamson & Co.

Joining up at the outbreak of war with the Canadian Forces, he came over with the first contingent and was seriously wounded in April 1915 near Ypres. After convalescing, he returned to the Front.

He died of wounds in France, 22nd October 1918, aged 31.
Buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France. Grave VIII. J. 10.

Private Richard Walter Leedam, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 6th Bn. (OS records: Canadian Expeditionary Force)
School House, left in 1904.

He died on the Western Front, 24th October 1918, aged 32.
Buried at Canonne Farm British Cemmetry, Cambrai, France. A. 10.

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