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100th Anniversary Remembrance

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Two Memorial frames (Roll of Honour), have been put together to mark the 100 Anniversary of the end of the Great War and the sacrifice to two communities in Shrewsbury.        All Saint's Castlefields and St. Michael's Shrewsbury have two Great War Memorials representing a total of 151 servicemen who died in the Great War 1914-18.

A great sacrifice in just two small parishes, as was the case up and down the land, the frame contains servicemen who served in all three armed Services, and a wide range of units are represented, but a vast majority served in the local County Regiment of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry                                                                                                          The Railway was a large employer to locals from Castlefields and St. Michael's which shows in the casualties recorded in both Memorial Frames

Many of the streets and houses are still here today which shows the extent of the loss to families both in Castlefields and St. Michael's, many whom lost more than one family member.

The two frames represent 79 men from Castlefields and 72 men from St. Michael's, the format is laid out with the first casualty right up to the last death this clearly shows day, month and, year from October 1914 up until last deaths in May of 1919., so you will see how this would have unfolded and effected both parishes through out the War and after. 

Although only 51 photographs have been found for All Saint's, and 48 for St. Michael's, it is hoped others will come to light in the future, until then the missing faces are represented by the poppy flower the symbol of sacrifice.

Father Paul Lockett vicar of All Saint's with St. Michael's Parish will on the 11 November dedicate the two Roll of Honor frames which will be placed in All Saint's church as a lasting memory to our fallen from our community.

Philip Smith-Morris 

All Saint's Parish Cstlefields War Memorial.JPG

Father Paul Lockett Vicar of All Saint's.JPG

St. Micheals full view.JPG

Father Paul Lockett with St. Michael's Roll of Honour.JPG

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