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Visitors since 10th. June 2010
Cambrian Heritage Railways Limited, Old Station Building, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RE
Registered in England No: 6999964 - Charity No: 1139786
“Securing the restoration of the Cambrian Railways in order to preserve the unique Railway Heritage of Oswestry and to provide a visitor attraction of national significance.”
Supporting the Cambrian Community Orchard Project
As the Gallipoli offensive moved into top gear in August 1915, the Cambrian casualties began to mount. With just one, Henry Tudor, since the outbreak of the war, by the time the month was out 5 more would be added to the list.
On Monday 10th August, the sacrifice of Maurice Williams (Royal Welsh Fusiliers), a goods clerk at Welshpool, but formerly of Knockin and Llanymynech, was remembered in the WW1 exhibition. On Wednesday 19th August three men who fell on successive days will be remembered in the Museum at Oswestry Station
Eric Harries a pupil engineer in the works, Stanley Mason a platelayer based at Newbridge and Thomas Mills, a booking clerk at Rhayader will be remembered. The memorial lamp will be lit by the Mayor of Oswestry (Cllr. Cherrington) at 12.00 and ceramic poppies laid. In addition, we have located an audio recording made in the 1950s by John Humphreys, station master at Llanymynech, of his life in the Great War and this will be formally switched on by his grandson and become a permanent feature of the exhibiton. The press and general public are being invited to this event and being asked to bring along any memories/artefacts of their Cambrian Great War ancestors.
Meanwhile on 23rd August 1915, on the Western Front, Oswestry man Edward Evans laid down his life in action.
WW1 Exhibition - Remembrance of the latest Cambrian Casualties
Click on picture for details of those lost.
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