William Shann (c.1883-1914)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SHANN, WILLIAM. Private. No 9215. 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment. Born Miles Platting, Manchester. Was a pipe-fitter by trade, having been apprenticed to the firm of Messrs Hetherington, engineers, of Manchester. In 1913 he and his wife moved to High Street, Scapegoat Hill, Golcar and was employed by Messrs J. W. Leech and Company, chemical manufacturers, of Milnsbridge. Had been a Reservist for 9 years, prior to which he served for three years in India and China. He was recalled to the Colours on 5.8.1914. Enlisted Ashton-under-Lyne. Died of wounds at No 33 Casualty Clearing Station on 19.10.1914, aged 31 years. Buried BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 24.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.

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