Chester Chronicle 20 March 1915

Report in the Chester Chronicle 20th March 1915 regarding the death of Herbert Wickstead Ethelston

"It was announced on Thursday, and the news was received in Cheshire and Flintshire with deep regret, that Lieutenant Herbert Wicksted Ethelston, of the Grenadier Guards, and of Wicksted Hall, Whitchurch, had been killed in action on March 13th near Neuve Chapelle. He was aged 33 and leaves a widow. He was the younger son of the late Mr. Edmund Peel, of Brynypys, and assumed the name Ethelston on his uncle's death.

The first news of the fatality reached Wicksted Hall on Tuesday evening in the form of a War Office wire.

The lieutenant was one of the best known sportsmen in North Wales. He was an unusually able cricketer, besides being a good shot and an enthusiastic angler.

His widow is the daughter of an Army officer. The marriage took place about ten years ago."

Chester Chronicle 20th March 1915

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