William Shannon


William died of his wounds on 3/6/1917 aged 31. He was Corporal 48455 of the Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers, formerly 64th Field Company Royal Engineers. Born at Duntocher, Dumbartonshire, he enlisted at Newcastle-on-Tyne and lived at Glasgow. His MIC reads – Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals, landing in France on 12/5/15.The son of William and Elizabeth Shannon of 55 Clarendon street, Partick, Glasgow. William is buried at Glasgow ( St. Kentigern’s) Roman Catholic Cemetery, V. 925.
William had also earned himself a DCM, announced in the London Gazette of 4/6/17, the citation to which is as follows –
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has consistently performed good work throughout, particularly while supervising works being carried out under fire’
Citation appeared in the London Gazette on 9th July 1917.
I’m sure he would have known he was in line for the DCM.












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