William Shells (c.1893-1918)
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)