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Francis Holden Shields

In memory of:

Sapper Francis Holden Shields

April 20, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Railway Troops


7th Bn.

Additional Information

Son of Francis and Dorinda Holden Shields, of Queen's County, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 500 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

Plot I. Row C. Grave 5.


The village of Thiennes is about 8 kilometres east of Aire-sur-la-Lys, which is a town found on the N43 between Bethune and St. Omer. Leave Thiennes on the D122, heading east towards Haverskerque. Cross over the canal and continue towards Tannay, which is a hamlet on this road. The TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY can be found on the right hand side of this road and access to the Cemetery is gained by passing along a 300 metre track in front of a farm house. The Cemetery is on the left immediately after the farm.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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