Relative Appeal - Robert SHANKLAND VC 1887 Ayr - 1968 Vancouver

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Relative Appeal - Robert SHANKLAND VC 1887 Ayr - 1968 Vancouver

Post by WilmaM » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:15 am

The BBC reported an appeal today ... t-41502823
for any living relatives of Robert SHANKLAND VC.

Robert was born 10 October 1887 at 6 Gordon Terrace in Ayr, he emigrated to Canada in 1911.
He married Anna Stobo Haining, a daughter of the stationmaster at Prestwick Railway Station, in 1920.

He was awarded a Victoria Cross for the courage he showed on 26 October 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele.
Mr Shankland received his VC from King George V at Sandringham on 7 October 1918, with the citation stating that his courage and his example "undoubtedly saved a critical situation".
He was 80 when he died on 20 January 1968 at Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver.

One hundred years on, a paving stone in Mr Shankland's honour is to be unveiled in Ayr's Rozelle Park.

Sound familiar to anyone?

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