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James Shackleton "Kitchener's Army"


BereniceUK

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A faded roll of honour in Littleborough URC records James Shackleton as having joined Kitchener's Army. This is the first time I've seen this on any form of war memorial - was the term 'Kitchener's Army' ever used officially or only in popular usage?

As far as I'm aware Shackleton wasn't a fatality but, out of curiosity, can anyone tell me which regiment and battalion he actually joined?

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Aren't Rolls of Honour for those who fell? There was a Sgt James Charles Shackleton killed at Gallipoli 28th May 1915 - lived in Great Harwood which isn't far away, but I'm not convinced..

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Aren't Rolls of Honour for those who fell?

Not necessarily. A lot of communities, workplaces, schools, etc, etc compiled rolls of those who served. That's a Roll of Honour. Often the fallen would be a separate list, heading the Roll, with the survivors beneath.

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The r.o.h. in the photograph is one of a pair and they seem to have had the names written as men joined up. There's also a church memorial for those who didn't come back and Shackleton isn't on that or on the Littleborough town memorial. I'll have to ask Ralph if he knows anything this man.

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