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Cameron Highlanders and DLI

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ALDAWSON77

Anymore info as to which action these two brothers were killed

PTE Daniel Shannon

S/15796

7th Bn Cameron Highlanders

Died France 25/9/1915

&

PTE Andrew Shannon

45275

Durham Light Infantry

Died France 3/12/1917

I've already got the information from CWGC and again there is no reference of them on Ancestry.co.uk

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Coldstreamer

not the actions but will clarify some points

DS was killed in action (from Hawick)

AS was KIA with 14th Btn (born Hawick, enlisted Newcastle)

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high wood

25th September 1915, was the first day of the Battle of Loos.

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truthergw

25th September 1915 was 1st day of Loos. 7th Camerons were in 15th Division reserve. The 15th Div attacked the town of Loos itself. 7th Camerons were brought up to hold the line in front of Hill 70. Cameron casualties that day were 19 officers and 668 O.R.s

Sorry I have no info on December '17.

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ALDAWSON77

Excellent. Thanks for that. I've discovered that the 14th DLI fought in Battle of Cambrai which started a couple of weeks before Andrew Shannon died.

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Derek Robertson

Both brothers were born in Hawick and both are commemorated on the Hawick Roll of Honour.

Danny Shannon was killed at Loos on the first day and has no known grave. Andrew Shannon on the right.

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ALDAWSON77

Derek,

Thanks for the photographs. There is more than a passing resemblance between Daniel and my Father In Law. A little query with Andrew though. It was my belief he was with the DLI but what cap badge is that? Isn't it The West Yorks?

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Red Rose

I know this topic has been dormant for a long time but Daniel played rugby for Oldham in the Northern Union. He was one of nine of our players that died in WW1.

I have attached a photo of "Danny" playing for Oldham in 1913.

Michael Turner (Oldham RL Heritage Trust)post-103409-0-51936600-1402501529_thumb.

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ALDAWSON77

Thanks very much for that. I'll pass it on to my wife.

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Robyn

Hello,  I'm arriving 9 years late to this thread I know.  My husband is the grandson of Andrew Shannon.  Andrew was born 19 August, 1880.  He married Isabella  24 April 1906.  They had 2 children, Andrew Murray Shannon (21 July 1907) and Agnes McCartney (5 March 1916) (my mother-in-law).  He was killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai on 3 December, 1917 whilst with the 14th Durham Light Infantry.  His body was never recovered.  His memorial tablet is in the Cambrai Memorial Cemetery.  He is listed on various honour boards as either Pte or L/C.  After the end of the war his son Andrew (known as Murray) sailed to Australia, arriving there 26 December, 1926.  His mother and sister arrived in Australia 19 August 1929.  

 

Robyn

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