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Francis Holden Shields

In memory of:

Sapper Francis Holden Shields

April 20, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

1102040

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Railway Troops

Division:

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.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Plot I. Row C. Grave 5.

Location:

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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