Report in the Shrewsbury News & Wellington Journal April 1915 on the death of Thomas Travers.
“Whitchurch has made a splendid response to the call to arms and many of her gallant sons have already given proof of that British pluck and determination that will eventually result in crushing Prussian militarism. In this life and death struggle Shropshire has to deplore the loss of many sons, and one of those who have nobly given his life to King and Country is Private Thomas Travers, 2nd Shropshire L. I., whose home was at Barlow’s Yard, Whitchurch, and who was killed in action on April 13th being shot whilst engaged in digging a trench and dying almost immediately. Private Travers was in his 40th year and a bag maker by trade; he joined the Shropshire’s in September, and had been with the 2nd Battalion in France since February 1915. He was married, and leaves a widow and four children, with whom the greatest sympathy is felt.”
Shrewsbury News & Wellington Journal April 1915