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Vance Clegg Shankle
Birth: Nov. 23, 1893
Stanly County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 1918
Saint-Martin-Riviere
Departement de l'Aisne
Picardie, France

Son of David Stanhope Shankle and Melinda Lorena Hudson-Shankle.

1900 Census-Allbemarle, Stanly Co, NC: Lenora Shankle 34 Ben B Shankle 45[15] Charly O Shankle 14 Lewis R Shankle 11 Wm M Shankle 8 Clegg V Shankle 6 Annie M Shankle 3 Minnie L Shankle 10/12
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1910 Census-Albemarle, Stanly Co, NC: David S Shankle 38 [58] Mary J Shankle 40 Lous R Shankle 21 Craig V Shankle 16 Annie MD Shankle 13 George H Shankle 5 Manklin P Shankle 3 Lula J Shankle 2
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1917 Draft Card - Single and signed his name as Vance C. Shankle

Per the WWI Honor Roll he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Served with the 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division

Info provided by Contributor Doc Wilson
Corporal, Company K, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, US Army. Entered the service from Cabarrus County, NC. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross; his citation reads: "For extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F., near St. Martin Revere, France, 17 October 1918. When the advance of his company was held up, he volunteered to go forward with another soldier to reduce a machine-gun emplacement. Advancing in front of our lines, these two soldiers attacked the enemy position, destroyed it, and captured three prisoners. Corp. Shankle was killed in action shortly afterwards."

Buried: No Known Grave; his name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing as his remains were never recovered from battlefield.
 
 
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 Parents:
  David Stanhope Shankle (1850 - 1916)
 
 Siblings:
  Brooks Ben Shankle (1884 - 1929)*
  Louis Richard Shankle (1888 - 1920)*
  William Marlin Shankle (1891 - 1958)*
  Vance Clegg Shankle (1893 - 1918)
  Annie Mae Shankle Morton (1898 - 1980)*
  George H Shankle (1904 - 1969)*
  Franklin Pearson Shankle (1906 - 1959)*
  Lula Jane Shankle Tucker (1908 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: North Carolina
 
Burial:
Somme American Cemetery and Memorial
Bony
Departement de l'Aisne
Picardie, France
 
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Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
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Vance Clegg Shankle
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