Corporal Frederick Harry Shackleton

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Date of Birth


Date of Death

25 Aug 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation



Vauxhall Motors Ltd

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

27 Clarendon Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 14th September 1918
Cpl Frederick Harry Shackleton

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.

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Cpl Frederick Harry Shackleton

Author: Deejaya

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