Post by oldsalfordian on Aug 30, 2015 13:03:23 GMT
The following appeared in the Salford Reporter of June 1st, 1918:
Bowlers’ Roll of Honour
At the latter end of last year the Salford Parks Amateur Bowling Association League Committee decided to have a Roll of Honour of the various Parks’ clubs who are serving their King and country. Mr. Thomas A. Fry of Pendleton, who is only 18 years of age, undertook the design and execution of the work, which he completed on February 2. The result of his efforts is a handsome piece of work framed in oak, which is on view in the Langworthy Park this week, and which will be shown in turn at the various parks in the borough. In the centre the Salford Borough arms is inscribed, and in one corner a bowler is depicted on his green, while in the opposite corner is seen an officer leading his men into action. Side panels exhibit floral decorations which have been executed in a masterly fashion. The names of the clubs are in column form across the design.
I assume this is another lost roll of honour. The Thomas Albert Fry who created it lived on Eimeo Street, Pendleton, and enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps in March 1918, a few days before it became the RAF. Shortly after the Armistice he contracted influenza while still in service, and he died on 7th December 1918. His name is on the Old Salfordians' Memorial Plaque, which since 2010 has hung in the Peel Building of the University of Salford on the Crescent. The family had moved up from Halstead in Kent in about 1910, and he is buried in Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery.