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23667   Private George Shields
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 18
George was a son of Hugh and Alice Shields of Urbal, Coagh, and later lived at Ballybeg, Coalisland, County Tyrone. He joined the army on 1st June 1915 and was sent to the front on 1st February as a despatch rider. He died of wounds on 15th June 1916. He was eighteen years of age.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Philosophe British Military Cemetery
  Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-F-30
CWGC Casualty 68031
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 125
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists ' Sheals' family Lists George as age 3 living with the family at house 11 in Ballinderry, Salterstown, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Shields family 1911 census lists John as age 13 at house 24 in Urbal, Coagh, Tyrone