(Service number 55636)

Aliases Shack
First Rank Lance Corporal/Corporal Last Rank Private


Date 21 March 1897 Place of Birth Waimate, Sth Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date 3 April 1917 Age 20
Address at Enlistment 200 Queen Street, Waimate
Occupation School teacher
Previous Military Experience Trained as school cadet and at military camps at Trentham and Tauherenikau
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin George James Shackleton (father), 200 Queen Street, Waimate, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements G Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Other Units Served With His Company Reinforced last 5 original members of D Company, Fourth Batallion, Rifle Brigade who survived Passchendaele
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Somme 1917-1918; Army of Occupation, Germany 1919
Service Medals British War Medal. Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 16 July 1984 Age 87
Place of Death New Plymouth, New Zealand
Cause Ccerebral vascular accident
Memorial or Cemetery Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth
Memorial Reference Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes


Cenotaph (29 October 2013); Personal correspondenceĀ from Colin Shackleton (son) with the South Canterbury Museum curator Tony Rippin, October-November 2013 and 31 October 2014 (including supply of information from death and cemetery records)

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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