Lurgan's Dead from The Great War 1914-18

Robert Shanks

Bailleul Cemetery Nord, France

Rifleman Shanks, R.
2nd Btn. Royal Irish Rifles

who died on
Sunday, 13th December 1914. Aged 23

Additional Information:
Son of Robert Shanks of Clara Street, Lurgan

Bailleul Cemetery Nord, France
Grave or Reference Panel Number:
A. 25.

Lurgan Mail: 1st January 1915:
Lurgan Footballer Killed.
On Monday the relatives of Private Robert Shanks, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, whose father Mr Robert Shanks resides in Clara Street, Lurgan, were informed by the War Office that he had died in hospital as a result of wounds received in action. Deceased who was a young man of about 23 years of age, formerly played right half for Lurgan Distillery, and by his fellow players he was held in high regard.

from information supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Our thanks to Richard Edgar for additional information

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