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Alfred Shakeshaft

Group portrait of WWI soldiers in unknown Camp. Alfred Shakeshaft is sitting on the far right with arm around dog. Image provided by Arthur Jones (2015). Image has no known copyright.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Shakeshaft AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1649 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 20 December 1914 AWMM Provincial Hotel, Whanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Edward Shakeshaft (father), 12 Wright Street, Widnes, Lancashire, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Passchendaele AWMM
    • Battle of Passchendaele AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1649 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trentham Military Camp AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 20 December 1914 AWMM Barman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 27 September 1916 with shell shock. Hospitalised at Etaples. AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Edmund Shakeshaft.

    Buried in an unknown grave.

    Two of his three Service medals, probably the 1914-1915 Star and the Victory Medal, were left to a Wanganui girl, Annie Hill. She went to live in Haitaitai, Miramar and then moved to Newton, Wellington

    A family memorial in the St Mary's Churchyard, Widnes, Lancashire, originally a gravestone which said '20th October 1917 Alfred son of the above (Edmund Shakeshaft) New Zealand Forces Killed in Action. Aged 28 years.' This has now been destroyed.

    His name was added to Wanganui's World War I Cenotaph in Queen's Park 1994 or 1995. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    PasschendaeleYpres AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Family grave memorial, St Mary's Churchyard, Widnes, Lancashire, England AWMM
    • Whanganui Cenotaph, Queen's Park, Whanganui AWMM

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13 March 2015ArthurAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative