|1. Memorial:||Loos Memorial||Panel 8 and 9. Loos|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.134|
Awards & Titles:
Roll lists SHELLY http://myreader.co.uk/msg/11811570.aspx list ONLY of men who were *killed serving in World Wars* and held,or if they had not been killed in World Wars would have succeeded to, British hereditary titles that still exist or have titled relatives still extant Cecil William Charles Shelley,elder brother of Sir Sidney Patrick Shelley, 8th Baronet,5th September 1873-17th October 1915 http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=127274 Ceylon Planters connection? Shelley, C. W. C.; late of East Holyrood, Talawakelle; 2-Lt. 1st Life Guards; Killed in Action in France
Family :Son of Sir Charles Shelley, 5th Bart., and Lady Mary Shelley.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||2/Scots Guards|
|Action :||The Battle of Loos and associated actions|
"The Battle of Loos (25 September to 18 October 1915) was the major battle on the Western Front in 1915, surpassing in every respect all that had gone before in terms of numbers of men and materiel committed to battle. The preliminary bombardment was the most violent to date and the battle was charaterised by the committment of Regular and Territorial battalions on a large scale, in which the Territorials performed just as well as the Regulars. As the battles on the Western Front in 1915 increased in size and violence, so the casualties increased in proportion: Neuve Chapelle 12,000, Aubers Ridge/Festubert 29,000 , Loos 60,000. 1916 was to take the casualty cost to another level. Loos was intended as a minor role in support of French efforts around Arras but circumstances reduced the French effort. It marked the first use of poison gas by the British. Once the initial assualt had failed the battle continued in a series of actions mostly focused on the northern sector around the tactically important Hohenzollern Redoubt."
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Nuwara Eliya No. 2991 E.C.||Sri Lanka|
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- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
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