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Date of Birth
Date of Death
25 Aug 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
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World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Cpl Frederick Harry Shackleton, 25435, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action at Fricourt in France on August 25th, 1918, two months after first going into action. He was aged 23.
A son of plait merchant Frederick Reeves Shackleton and his wife Ellen, of 27 Clarendon Road, Luton, Cpl Shackleton joined up in January 1916, two days before his 21st birthday.
He had previously worked in the office of Vauxhall Motors Ltd and had been trained as a draughtsman. His abilities were recognised in the Army, for he was kept with the Beds Regiment at Landguard in Suffolk for almost the whole period before he went to France at the end of March 1918.
He remained at Calais until the middle of June 1918, when he went up the line with a tragic result.
Frederick was a member of High Town Primitive Methodist Church and a nephew of J. H. Hawkes, a Luton town councillor.
He is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial in France, Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church - but not on the Vauxhall War Memorial.