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Fred Kilding SHIELDS

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Surname: SHIELDS

Forename(s): Fred Kilding

Place of Birth: Castle Bolton, Yorkshire

Service No: 26237

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1917-09-29

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XLI. C. 14.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: CASTLE BOLTON, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Fred Kilding Shields was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Shields, née Kilding. Joseph was born at Redmire and Elizabeth at Castle Bolton, Yorkshire.

1901 Castle Bolton, Yorkshire Census: Bolton Castle - Fred K. Shields, aged 4 years, born Castle Bolton, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Shields.

1911 Castle Bolton, Yorkshire Census: Fred Kilding Shields, aged 14 years, born Castle Bolton, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Shields.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Fred K. Shields, 26237, Yorkshire Regiment.

Photograph courtesy of Keith Taylor.

For additional information see: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004, ISBN 1 898941 91 2).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private Fred Kilding SHIELDS

Private Fred Kilding SHIELDS

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: SHIELDS

Forename(s): Fred Kilding

Born: Castle Bolton, Yorkshire

Residence:

Enlisted: Northallerton, Yorkshire

Number: 26237

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 8th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1917-09-29

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: SHIELDS

Forename(s): F. K.

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 26237

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Unit: 8th Battalion

Age: 21

Awards:

Died Date: 1917-09-29

Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Shields, of Bolton Castle, Redmire, Yorks.

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A DALES ODYSSEY – THEN & NOW (p.43) by Horace Pawson & Dennis Cairns (Aurora Publishing 1993)

(Courtesy of Dennis Cairns)

After dinner we happen to mention to Mrs S. that it is just six years since we were last here. Tears well up in the good woman’s eyes when she says much has happened since then. She shows us a photograph of a fine lad in uniform, her son. It is the old tale, far too common, of a youth who went to war, but never returned. One of the brave who met Fate or Destiny on the battlefields of France and, we’ll warrant, one of a long line of menfolk who left this historic castle to fight for creed or king.

[The above extract was written in 1920 by Horace Pawson on the return visit of six young Earby men to Bolton Castle. Mrs. S. is Mrs. Shields and her son was Private Fred Kilding Shields.]

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Fred Kilding Shields

Fred Kilding Shields

Courtesy of Keith Taylor (SWALEDALE AND WHARFEDALE REMEMBERED)

Private Fred Kilding Shields

Private Fred Kilding Shields

Courtesy of Keith Taylor (SWALEDALE AND WHARFEDALE REMEMBERED)

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