Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class John Shanks

Royal Navy, HMS Hampshire

Died: Monday 5 June 1916 (aged 40)

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Record:
SHANKS, JOHN
Additional information:
Son of Robert and Annie Shanks; husband of Minnie Shanks, of 46, Pains Rd., Southsea, Portsmouth. Native of Edinburgh.
Cemetery:
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Cemetery/memorial reference:
15.
Country:
United Kingdom

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Name recorded:
Shanks, John
Memorial:
Durisdeer Parish Church, Durisdeer School - WW1 (WMR 69405)
Location:
Durisdeer, Dumfries And Galloway
Name recorded:
Shanks, John
Memorial:
Wardlawhill Church WW1 (WMR 86641)
Location:
Rutherglen, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Shanks, John
Memorial:
Glasgow and South Western Railway (WMR 13354)
Location:
Ayr, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Shanks, John
Memorial:
A and J Shanks (WMR 90136)
Location:
Airdrie, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Shanks, John
Memorial:
J Shanks (WMR 90137)
Location:
Airdrie, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Shanks, John
Memorial:
Duke Street URC (WMR 89252)
Location:
Edinburgh, Lothian
Name recorded:
Shanks, J
Memorial:
Longmorn, Clackmarras, Coleburn, and Fogwatt. - WW1 (WMR 70452)
Location:
Fogwatt, Highland
Name recorded:
Shanks, J
Memorial:
Lower Dunsforth WW1 Memorial (WMR 30206)
Location:
Lower Dunsforth, North Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Shanks, J
Memorial:
Irvine Old Church WW1 (including Captain H S Ranken VC) (WMR 80667)
Location:
Irvine, Strathclyde
Name recorded:
Shanks, J
Memorial:
Irvine (WMR 54749)
Location:
Irvine, Strathclyde

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Name:
Lance Corporal R Shanks
Context:
Wounded
Date:
31 May 1916
Diary:
4 DIVISION: 7 Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (page 83)