Shrewsbury School

Remembering Edwin Pugh (OS) and the Centenary of the Armistice

Friday 9 November 2018

The Pugh Boathouse at Shrewsbury School was built in memory of Edwin Pugh (M 1913-16). He was shot down whilst flying over France on 10th November 1918 and died of his wounds on the 12th November, one day after the Armistice. 

His was the last RAF plane to be shot down in the War.

Lt Col Nick David, Head of the CCF and Director of Activities, tells his story in this moving film that has been put together by Film Fellow David Clifford to commemorate the centenary of Pugh's death and of the Armistice that ended World War 1.

Cadets of the Shrewsbury School CCF and members of the Royal Shrewsbury School Boat Club will lead a special Act of Remembrance on the slipway infront of the Pugh Boathouse at 11.15am on Sunday 11th November 2018, directly following the main School Act of Remembrance at the Sidney War Memorial.

A short obituary of Edwin Pugh is also included among the list of Old Salopians remembered this week as part of the School's four-year project commemorating all those who were killed in World War 1: 'The School Will Not Forget'


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