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 Robert Shankland

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Robert Shankland

  • Birth 10 Oct 1887 Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Death 20 Jan 1968 Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
  • Burial Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
  • Plot Ashes scattered on the grounds
  • Memorial ID 7724027

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the 43rd Battalion Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force. At Passchendaele, Belgium, on October 26, 1917, the Germans gained a strong front position. Lieutenant Shankland rallied the remnants of his own platoon and men of other companies, took command of the ground in front and inflicted heavy casualties on the retreating enemy. Later he dispersed a counter-attack and then personally communicated to headquarters an accurate and valuable report as to the position on the brigade frontage. He then rejoined his command and carried on until relieved. For extreme courage and leadership, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. He later achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7724027
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Shankland (10 Oct 1887–20 Jan 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7724027, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .