Private George Shackleton

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

16 Mar 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat worker


Father's business

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

8 Stanley Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 21st September 1918

Pte George Shackleton, 41891, 13th Battalion Essex Regiment, died at Tournai in France on March 16th, 1918, from intestinal catarrh while a prisoner of the Germans. Parents Joseph John and Elizabeth Shackleton, of 8 Stanley Street, Luton, learned of his fate six months later.

Pte Shackleton, who was aged 31, joined up in January 1917 and went to France the following May.

Born in Clerkenwell, London, in 1887, he had previously helped in his father' hat factory.

George is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at St Mary's Parish Church.

Individual Location

Author: Deejaya

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