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Lieutenant Colonel A C Sheepshanks


Claro Times 13th August 1915

The name of Captain A C Sheepshanks, only surviving son of Mr W Sheepshanks, JP, of Arthington Hall, appeared in the casualty list published on Monday, but we are pleased to state that the wound was so slight that he has not been off duty. He was a Master at Eton College, and obtained a commission in the 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade last September, leaving England on May 19th. He was wounded in the head during the serious fighting which has been taking place at Hooge.


Harrogate Herald - 24th November 1915

Rifleman H S Holmes says : 

I am pleased to say that I have got back with my own battalion, the 8th Rifle Brigade. I am with the same officer whom I was servant to previously - Captain Sheepshanks, DSO. I find a great many fresh faces now in the battalion taking the places of men that fell that day through the awful stuff called liquid fire. Wishing you and your paper every success.


Harrogate Herald - 9th January 1918

W H Breare letter

Mr and Mrs Robinson, of Beech Cottage, Victoria Road, Harrogate, has had an intimation from Lieutenant Colonel Sheepshanks, with whom their son, Rifleman Henry S Holmes, went out to France, that he has been missing since November 30th. Robinson was footman at Arthington Hall up to enlisting. His parents will be glad of news respecting him.


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