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Second Lieutenant Arthur Cecil Shakerley

D Battery, 64th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Killed in Action, France and Flanders, 22nd April 1917 aged 37

  • Buried: Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I.E.7
  • Awarded British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Capt Geoffrey Joseph and Emma Shakerley [nee Butler] of Weddington Hall
  • Husband of Marjory Rosa Bayley Shakerley [nee Harvey]. Married 24 Jan 1905 in London
  • Brother of Lt Col Geoffrey Charles Shakerley and Capt Eric Piers Shakerley
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Weddington
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Military, Census and Family History Information

  • Born 1 July 1879 at Atcham, Shropshire. Baptised 10 Aug 1879 at Uffington, Shropshire
  • Lived at Pinley Manor, Uffington [1881]
  • Lived at Butterton Hall, Trentham, Staffs [1891]
  • Lived at Grove Park Mansion, Budbrooke [1901]
  • Arrived in New York, USA 24 Apr 1903 aboard SS Campania
  • Applied for Homestead Grant in Alberta, Canada 6 Jun 1904
  • Lived at Hulme Ranch, High River, Alberta, Canada [1904 to 1916]
  • Employed as a Rancher [1915]
  • Enlised in Canadian Over-Seas Expeditoinary Force at Calgary, 11 Jan 1915

    2nd Lt Shakerley Military History
    In January of 1915, Arthur was one of four men from the same Peksisko Polo team who travelled to High River, Canada where they took the train to Calgary where they enlisted then returned to town and soon after, they shipped off to England and warfare. All four men can be seen in the photograph above, only Jackson Snowden survived the war. 2nd Lt Shakerley was killed in the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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