Private William Shane

Rank or Title

Date of Death

19 Apr 1915

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

69 Duke Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

United Kingdom

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Pte William Shane, 18166, C Company, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in trenches at Hill 60 on April 19th, 1915.

Aged 35, he was the son of Mr and Mrs Henry Shane, of 69 Duke Street, Luton, but was living at Round Green when war broke out. A former militiaman, he enlisted in October 1914 and was eventually sent abroad with a draft of to the 1st Bedfords. He had previously written to his brother George in Richmond Hill about a narrow escape in which a bullet hit a sandbag and gave him a black eye as it passed through his hat.


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Author: Deejaya

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