Shrewsbury School

The news 100 years ago: 14th - 20th August 1915

Thursday 13 August 2015

This week we remember:

Second Lieutenant Albyn Evan Powell Grant, 7th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Chance’s (now Severn Hill), left in 1912. He was in both the Cricket and Football Elevens: "He was a good bowler and a fine full back." He left to take up Land Agency, was gazetted, and fell in action in the Dardanelles.
Killed in action in Gallipoli 14 August 1915 aged 22
Remembered on Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 77 to 80.

Second Lieutenant Alexander Arnold Tippet, 2nd Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry.
Ingram’s, left in 1912. Choregus, and went abroad to study Languages and Music before going up to Cambridge. Enlisting in the Artists’ O.T.C., he was gazetted 2nd Lieut. in May 1915 and posted to the Rifles 2nd K.S.L.I. He was shot by a sniper near Armentières.
Killed in action in France 19 August 1915 aged 22
Buried at Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France. Grave I. E. 1.

News of the War:
Submarine warfare rages:

  • Lowca and Harrington (Whitehaven) shelled by German submarine.
  • German battle cruiser "Moltke" torpedoed by British submarine "E.-1" in Gulf of Riga.
  • British submarine "E.-13" attacked by German warships while aground in Danish waters.
  • British S.S. "Arabic" sunk by German submarine.
  • H.M.S. "Baralong" (special service ship) destroys German submarine "U.-27"
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