Report in the Shrewsbury News & Wellington Journal August 1915 on the death of Horace Birch Davenport.
“Whitchurch has to de-plore the loss a another one of its gallant sons, Horace Birch Davenport 1st Shropshire Light Infantry who fell somewhere in France on August 9th during the taking of some German trenches, in which all ranks greatly distinguished themselves. He was 34 years of age and had been at the front for six months. He was a fine soldier, and had been in the army 16 years, 8 years with the colours, 8 years in the reserves. He fought with the 2nd Shropshire Light Infantry in the South Africa War, receiving the Queen’s and King’s medals with clasps; he was also with the regiment in India during Lord Kitchener’s command.”
Shrewsbury News & Wellington Journal August 1915