New work of reference about Shropshire Light Infantry commemorated on Menin Gate

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Just to let any members with an interest in the Shropshire Light Infantry and those who are commemorated on the Menin Gate Ypres, a publication by Philip Smith, with the help of Peter Duckers and the Shropshire Regimental museum, is now available from the Museum, which all proceeds of this work going to the museum, it lists 549 Officers and other ranks killed in the Ypres Sailent, and who have no known grave, a great deal of newspaper information has been provided to many of the soldiers commemorated on the Menin Gate, each name is in order as found on the panels, information is not found on every man, in some cases's only what is recorded by Soldiers died or the CWWGC, and the daily lists published in local newspapers, but a large amount of obituaries have been found, this work as taken several years and many library, Archives, and institutions have been very helpful, my thanks to them, also a thank you to Mr Peter Duckers who gave me the chance to put this work out, 

 more information can be found contacting the Regimental museum

Philip Smith, local armature military historian

Lorna Flanagan
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My father, Ernest Haines, was in the Shropshire Light Infantry and survived the war. I understand he was at Ypres and fought in other campaigns across Europe before landing in Salonica and eventually landed in Dublin at the end of the conflict.However, you may only be interested in those who lost their lives in the conflict.

Lorna Flanagan