William Shanks


Name:   William Shanks
Nationality:   United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service:   Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Unit Text:   2nd Bn.
Age:   23
Born:   Shankill Co. Antrim
Enlisted:   Castledawson
Date of Death:   21/03/1918
Service No:   15997
Awards:   Military Medal
Casualty Type:   Commonwealth War Dead. KIA.
Grave/Memorial Ref:   Panel 38 to 40.
Memorial:   Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Additional information:   In 1911 Willie was a power loom weaver and lived with his widowed grandmother, Mrs Mary Ann Shanks in Castledawson town.

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