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