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Arthur Cecil Shakerley

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Arthur Cecil Shakerley

April 22, 1917

Military Service






Royal Field Artillery


D Bty. 64th Bde.

Additional Information


July 1, 1879
Shropshire, England


January 11, 1915
Calgary, Alberta

Born in Shropshire, England on 1 July 1879. Son of Capt. Geoffrey Joseph Shakerley (Royal Artillery) and Emma Shakerley (nee Butler), of Hulme Ranch, High River, Alberta, Canada. He enlisted in Calgary, Alberta on 11 January 1915, stating he was single and employed as a rancher. He also lost two brothers in the Great War, Captain Eric Piers Shakerley, King's Royal Rifle Corps on 10 March 1915, and Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Charles Shakerley, King's Royal Rifle Corps on 15 May 1915. He is survived by his sister who is the only remaining sibling in the family. She resides at the ranch. He was a member of the Ranchmen's Club and Captain of the Pekisko Polo Team. He was of a quiet and unassuming manner.

Commemorated on Page 581 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

Plot I, Row E, Grave 7


St. Laurent-Blangy is a village adjoining the north-east side of Arras. Leave St Laurent-Blangy on the D919 towards Bailleul-sire-Berthoult for about 2.5 kilometres. BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY is about 2 kilometres north-east of the village on the south side (right) of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from Daily Telegraph of May 3, 1917. Image taken from web address of
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Newspaper Clipping– News article from the Calgary Herald dated 1 May 1917 advising of the death of 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Cecil Shakerley, who came to Canada 10 years ago and started ranching near Pekisko, Alberta.

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