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Coagh - Those That Served
23667   Private George Shields
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Dated added: 30/12/2015
Last updated: 15/06/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/09/1897
Died:
01/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age:
18
Summary
George Shields was the eldest son of Hugh and Alice Shields. He was born in Ballinderry on 7th September 1897. He was one of seven children. By 1911, the family had moved to Coagh. His father was a scutcher and his mother was a spinner in the local mill. Private Shields went to the Front in France on 1st February 1916. He was a despatch rider. Private George Shields died of wounds on 15th June 1916 in France.
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Cemetery Details
PORTRAIT Cemetery:
Philosophe British Military Cemetery
Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref:
Grave 1-F-30
CWGC Casualty:
Summary
Philosophe lies between Bethune and Lens. From the Lens-Bethune road (N43), follow the D165E road for 400 metres to a right turn. The cemetery lies to the left 100 metres along this track. The first CWGC sign for the cemetery is at the junction of the N43 and the D165E.
Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013- WW1 - Panel 2 Coagh
References and Links
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1 Cookstown War Dead Full details on Cookstown War Dead
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