1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Daniel Shenton

Contributed by: Lynn Shenton, on 2008-11-08

Daniel Shenton
Rank
First Name Daniel
Surname Shenton
Year of Birth 1880
Year of Death 1922
Regiment Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Place of Wartime Residence Manchester, Lancashire

Daniel's Story

Daniel's uniform, shown here, was not the standard L.N.L uniform. The Khaki uniforms were unavailable, due to a surge of men enlisting as soldiers in 1915. Daniel landed in Bosconbe, France of the 26th September 1915, he was inspired to join the army by the Lord Kitchener's poster 'Britons wants yoy. Join your Country's Army!'

Daniel was awarded three medals for his contribution to his country in the war. These were:

The 1914/1915 Star- Was awarded for landing in a theatre of war

The British War Medal- Was awarded for leaving his native shore

The Victory Medal- Was awarded for entering a theatre of war

Daniel did not die in the war, but shortly afterwards,due to lung damage from the Chlorine or Mustard Gas poisoning.

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