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Sunday, 19 January 2014

* Captain Cyril Richmond Shannon

Captain Cyril Richmond Shannon died 4th October 1915. Royal Engineers.

Captain Cyril Richmond Shannon, 101st Field Company, R.E., was killed in Flanders while putting finishing touches to some barbed wire entanglements in front of the trenches just taken from the Germans. He was a son of the late Mr. Robert Shannon, M.I.C.E., and Mrs. Shannon, and had spent a good many years in India, China and Japan, and was a remarkably keen linguist. Captain Shannon was educated at the High School, Dublin, and subsequently at Woolwich and Bath College. He went to France on August 7th, 1914, and received his Captaincy in October of the same year.
Source:  Irish Life magazine (David Power)

Date of Death:
Royal Engineers
101st Field Coy.
Panel Reference
Panel 4 and 5.
Cyril Richmond Shannon
India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947
birth: 23 September 1885
christening: 16 October 1885 Bombay, Bombay, India
residence: 1885 Bombay, India
father: Robert James Shannon
mother: Jane Frances

Source: Tom Burnell

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