7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
George Shields was the eldest son of Hugh and Alice Shields. He was born in Ballinderry on 7th September 1897. He was one of seven children. By 1911, the family had moved to Coagh. His father was a scutcher and his mother was a spinner in the local mill. Private Shields went to the Front in France on 1st February 1916. He was a despatch rider. Private George Shields died of wounds on 15th June 1916 in France.
Philosophe lies between Bethune and Lens. From the Lens-Bethune road (N43), follow the D165E road for 400 metres to a right turn. The cemetery lies to the left 100 metres along this track. The first CWGC sign for the cemetery is at the junction of the N43 and the D165E.