Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
16 Mar 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
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.