Saturday, 25 April 2015

Shackleton, William - Bombardier

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175 Field Regiment,
Royal Artillery
Died 1 August 1944
Age 35

Bombardier William Shackleton died in Newcastle City Hospital from Tubercular Meningitis. He was serving overseas when he became ill.

William was the husband of Mary. There were no children. He was aged 35. He attended St.Mary's R.C. Church and School. Before he joined the Army, William worked at Messrs. J. Warburton's cotton mill at Syke Side. He was well-known in the area as a fine tenor singer.

William was laid to rest in Holden Hall Cemetery, Haslingden, on Saturday 5 August 1944. The burial was preceded by a Requiem Mass at St.Mary's Church, conducted by the Revd. Father Henry. Together with the mourners from family and friends, were representatives from the Irish Democratic Club and his former workmates at Messrs. J. Warburton's mill. William lies in Section A, Grave 839.