The National Roll of the Great War 1914
Contained within the pages of this
volume will be found the names records of service of those who helped to
secure victory for Empire during the Great War of 1914-1918.
Section VI - Birmingham [Page 362]
|Shakespeare, G. Private,
|Volunteering in August 1914, he
proceeded to France early in 1915, he took part in the Battles of Neuve
Chappelle, Hill 60, Loos, the Somme, Arras, Vimy Ridge, Cambrai, Kemmel
Hill, Armentieres and La Basse. Whilst serving with the Army of
Occupation he unfortunately contracted pneumonia, and died on February
10th, 1919. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service
and Victory Medals.
|[24 Pickford Street, Digbeth,
|Shakespeare, G. C., Private,
2/5th Royal Warwickshire Regiment
|He volunteered in January 1915, and
twelve months later was drafted to the Western Front, where he was in
action at the Battles of the Somme, Ypres, and Delville Wood, and in the
heavy fighting at Givenchy, Armentieres and Lens. He was discharged in
October 1918, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
|[5, Morville Place, Brunswick Road,
Balsall Heath, Birmingham
|Shakespeare, J., Rifleman, King's
Royal Rifle Corps.
|Volunteering in 1915, he proceeded
to France in the same year, and was in action at the Battles of Hill 60,
Loos, Vermelles, the Somme, Arras, Vimy Ridge, Ypres, Albert, Bapaume
and Le Cateau. He was twice gassed and was demobilised in 1919, holding
the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
|[23, Botham Road, Smethwick,
|Shakespeare, L. N., Signalman,
R.N., H.M.S. 'Ford'
|He joined in February 1918, and
after a period of duty in H.M.S. 'Ford' with the Channel Patrol, was
transferred to the mine-sweeper 'Glutton'. With this vessel he carried
out dangerous duties and was aboard when she was blown up off Dover. He
was discharged in February 1919, and holds the General Service and
|[199, Heath Street, Winson Green,
|He joined in 1916,and
on completion of his training was drafted to France, where he took part
in several engagements of importance, and was gassed in action August
1917. He was later transferred to Italy and there saw much severe
fighting until the cessation of hostilities. He was demobilised in
September 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
|[129, Spring Street,
|Shakespeare, W., Sergt.,
|An old solider, who had served in
the Soudan and South Africa campaigns, he re-enlisted in August 1914,
and proceeded to France January of the following year. He took part in
the battle of Nerve Chappelle in March 1915, and was badly wounded. On
his recovery he was appointed a Provost-Sergeant, and was stationed of
Poperinghe, when he rendered valuable services until the close of
hostilities. He was demobilised in January 1919, and holds the Soudan
Medal(1896-97), the Queen's and Kings South African Medals, the 1914-15
Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
|1/38, Cherrywood Road, Small Heath,
Supplied by Roy W Shakespeare