William Shells (c.1893-1918)
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:
- SHELLS, WILLIAM. Sergeant. No 200788. 1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Armitage Bridge. Son of William France and Elizabeth Shells, 2 Riverside, Armitage Bridge. Employed as a presser at Armitage Bridge Mills. Was mobilised with the 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment at the outbreak of the war and served as a cook with the Battalion. Died of wounds at No 62 Casualty Clearing Station on 15.10.1918, aged 25 years. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 30, Row D, Grave 18.
- Brother of Private HERBERT SHELLS killed in action, 15.4.1918.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Serjeant WILLIAM SHELLS
- regiment: Durham Light Infantry
- died: Tuesday, October 15, 1918
- age: 25 years
- record ID: 149267
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #149267)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #3997834)