Jersey Company Member Record
Alfred Charles Shackell
Month Joined:
April 1915
Age (1915)
Jersey Militia Unit
Rank (1915)
Royal Irish Rifles No.
Hampshire Regt. No.
23 Church of England Unknown Rifleman 4825 N/A
Personal History    
The son of Alfred and Ada, of The Glen, Beaumont, St Peter.

Living in South Africa when the war broke out, he travelled back to the island in April 1915 especially to volunteer for the Jersey Company. After training in Ireland and Aldershot, he went to front in December 1915. In April the following year after falling ill with pnuemonia, he was in No 4 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, for treatment. Returning to duty in May, he served until September 1916 when he was wounded in the fight at Guillemont and Ginchy. Treatment at No 20 Stationary Hospital near Etaples followed, and he remained in hospital until May 1917. By August that year he was back at the front, and wounded again, reportedly slightly, probably in the fighting at Frezenberg. Further service details uncertain, but he did not transfer to the Hampshire Regiment with most other Jersey Company members in January 1918. Instead he remained with the Royal Irish Rifles, serving until at least March 1919.

In August 1924, he was a member of the party that returned to France and Belgium and took part in memorial unveiling ceremonies at Guillemont and Wytshaete.


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1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal Author's Collection
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