Shrewsbury School

"The School will not forget" - Old Salopians in WW1

In August 2014, we embarked on a project to commemorate week by week each of the 321 former pupils and masters of Shrewsbury School who gave their lives in the Great War of 1914-18. Each week, we published on these pages of our website the names and short obituaries of each Old Salopian to coincide with the centenary of their death, thereby creating a rolling archive over the four years of the War.  

We were pleased to be able to link with St Chad's Church in Shrewsbury on this project. A weekly Service of Remembrance took place every Wednesday at 5pm in St Chad’s to commemorate those from Shropshire, including Old Salopians, who died during that week 100 years ago. 

"The School will not forget" is a line from a poem written by Revd C.A. Alington, Headmaster of Shrewsbury School during the First World War. It was published in The Times in December 1914. It is included in these pages, as it movingly articulates not only the thoughts of those left behind in 1914 to carry on the day-to-day business of the School, but also those of Salopians living and working here at Shrewsbury School more than 100 years later: To the School at War - a poem by Revd C.A. Alington, 1914

To view our cumulative news archive and the names and obituaries of all Old Salopians who lost their lives during WW1, please click on the year 2019 (below left) and then scroll back through 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 to August 2014.

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