1. Grave:Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-LauretteVI. D. 5.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.134
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour31D GQS

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Family :

Son of James and Emily Shandley, of West Ham; husband of Annie Dorothy Shandley, of 2, Double House, Aldborough Hatch, Ilford, Essex.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 9th Battalion The Essex Regiment 

9th (Service) Battalion Formed at Warley in August 1914 as part of K1 and attached to 35th Brigade in 12th (Eastern) Division. Moved to Shorncliffe and in March 1915 went to Blenheim barracks at Aldershot. 31 May 1915 : landed at Boulogne

Action : The Second Battles of the Somme 1918 

21 August - 3 September 1918. Following the success at Amiens which Ludendorf described as "the black day for the German army" the conditions were right for the advance to be continued over the old Somme battlefield. Astonishingly the battlefield was crossed in 10 days, compared with the four months of the first battle. The Germans were pushed back towards the Hindenburg Line defences.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Wayfarers No. 1926 E.C.Malta

14th January 1916
10th March 1916
22nd March 1916

Listed as a 29 year old Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant, resident or stationed at or near Valetta, Malta when initiated into Wayfarers Lodge No. 1926 in 1916. The contribution record shows he "Died 22 Aug. 1918."

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