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Patrick McSHEE

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Surname: McSHEE

Forename(s): Patrick

Place of Birth: Keighley, Yorkshire

Service No: 83839

Rank: Sapper

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers

Battalion / Unit: 210th (Leeds) Field Coy

Division: 31st Division

Age: 43

Date of Death: 1918-03-31

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. A. 9.

CWGC Cemetery: BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: ADDINGHAM, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Patrick McShee was the grandson of Matthew and Honora McShee who were both born in Ireland. Honora is variously named as Honor/Hannah in the censuses. In the 1861 Keighley Census the family surname is given as Shea. Matthew and Honora's children are named as: Patrick, Mary, Martin, Ellen and Peter in this census.

1891 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 12, Rectory Row - Patrick McShee, aged 17 years, born Keighley. [Patrick was living with his grandmother, Honor McShee, widow and her daughter, Ellen McShee.]

1901 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: 7, Parkinson Fold - Patrick McShee, aged 26 years, born Keighley, Yorkshire. [Patrick was boarding with Elizabeth Bracewell, widow. His future wife, Edith, was living at 4, Parkinson Fold with her uncle and aunt, William and Jane Phillip.]

Patrick was married to Edith Whitaker in 1902. Edith was the sister of Pte James Whitaker (18423) (q.v.) and Pte William Whitaker (20547) (q.v.) and cousin of Private Percy Hustwick (1155) (q.v.).

1911 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: 9, Parkinson Fold - Patrick McShee, aged 37 years, born Keighley, Yorkshire, husband of Edith McShee.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Spr Patrick McShee, 83839, R.E. Theatre of War first served in: (3) Egypt. Date of entry therein: 23.12.15. K. in A.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Spr Patrick McShee, 83839, Royal Engineers.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Spr Patrick McShee, 83839, 210 Fd. Co. R.E. Date and Place of Death: 30.3.18 in action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Edith. £31 2s. 3d. [£11 14s. 10d of total was for child - William.]

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

McSHEE, Sapper Patrick, [Addingham], R.E., killed in action.

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Sapper Patrick McSHEE

Sapper Patrick McSHEE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

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Surname: McSHEE

Forename(s): Patrick

Born: Keighley, Yorks

Residence: Ilkley, Yorks

Enlisted: Leeds

Number: 83839

Rank: Spr

Regiment: Corps of Royal Engineers

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 30/03/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: (210th Field Coy., R.E.)

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Surname: McSHEE

Forename(s): Patrick

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 83839

Rank: Sapper

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Unit: 210th Field Coy.

Age: 43

Awards:

Died Date: 31/03/1918

Additional Information: Husband of Edith McShee, of Parkinson Fold, Addingham, Ilkley, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE)

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'Ilkley Gazette' (19 April 1918)

Old Addingham Footballer Killed by a Shell

Sapper Patrick McShee of the Royal Engineers who belonged to Addingham, and in his younger days was a prominent local footballer, has been killed by a shell in France.

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30 June 1916

ADDINGHAM – MORE NEWS FROM THE SOLDIERS

Mr. Flint has received the following acknowledgement of parcels sent out:–

Corporal Horace Hustwick writes:–“We have just come out of the trenches after being in eight days and we had it very rough–it rained every day. I hope you all had a nice Whitsuntide; mine was spent in the trenches, and I shan’t forget Whit Saturday night, 1916, for a long time. The Bosches gave us it very hot for an hour and a half, but I think he always gets the worst of it when he starts. I have seen Jack England, Pat Holmes, Ellis Kettlewell, Wilf Ettenfield, Teddy Lister, Patsy O’Shea [McShee], and Segt. Laurie McRink, and they were all looking well. It is nice to come across old faces out here. I have seen Tom Throup too. I was sorry to hear of Fred Fisher getting killed. I am sure I can only wish the best of luck to them that are left.”

12 January 1917

ADDINGHAM – NEWS FROM THE ‘BOYS’

Mr. Flint has received the following letters in acknowledgment of parcels sent out:–

A Misapprehension Explained

Sergt. Horace Hustwick writes:– “Thanks very much for your welcome letter. I am pleased to say I am quite well and hope that all are the same at Addingham. It does feel grand to say that after the shock you all got about me getting killed. It came about this way. Unfortunately we had a sergeant killed on that date, and the lieutenant put the information on to my letters in a mistake. I have seen Tom Throup twice since he came back, and Patsy McShee, Teddy Lister and Wilf. Ettenfield, and all are in the pink. Sorry to hear of Willie Ettenfield getting wounded and hope he will have a speedy recovery. It is very good of you all working so hard with those parcels, but you would be well repaid for it if you could only see the effect at this end. It is about the best consolation we get out here, and the weather is so bad now, too much cannot be done for the soldiers. Give my best wishes to all at Addingham for Christmas and the coming year, and may we all live to have some happy times together in dear old Addingham. There isn’t a village in all France like it. Let us keep smiling and hope for the best.”

09 March 1917

ADDINGHAM – SOLDIERS' LETTERS

Mr. Flint has received the following letters in acknowledgment of parcels sent out:–

Sapper P. McShee writes:– “Thanks for letter and glad to think the old folk of Addingham are still interested in the lads trying to do their bit and doing it well. Our artillery has done good work and our Yorkshire lads have done well again: good luck to them all. I have seen T. Lister and J. Hillbeck, and had Harry Spencer and his two pals to see me. Thanks to the Ambulance Class and all who help.”

12 April 1918

Sapper Patrick McShee, Addingham

We regret to announce the death of Sapper Patrick McShee, killed by enemy shell in France. News was first received on Saturday morning on a postcard from Sapper E. Kettlewell, Royal Engineers. Sapper John England, in a letter to Mrs. England, stated that while they were in their dug-outs resting, a shell came over and killed Sapper McShee. Mrs. McShee has received no official notification as yet, but as Sapper Kettlewell and England are both attached to the same company as McShee there is little room to doubt that the sad news is true.

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09 March 1917

ADDINGHAM SOLDIERS' LETTERS

Mr. Flint has received the following letters in acknowledgment of parcels sent out:–

Sapper P. McShee writes:– “Thanks for letter, and glad to think the old folk of Addingham are still interested in the lads trying to do their bit, and doing it well. Our artillery has done good work, and our Yorkshire lads have done well again. Good luck to them all. I have seen T. Lister and J. Hillbeck, and had Harry Spencer and his two pals to see me. Thanks to the ambulance class and all who help.”

12 April 1918

McSHEE – Killed in action in France, Sapper Patrick McShee, of the Royal Engineers, and of Addingham.

12 April 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Addingham Soldier Reported Killed

We regret to announce the death of Sapper Patrick McShee, who was killed by an enemy shell in France. News was first received on Saturday morning in a post-card from Sapper E. Kettlewell, of the Royal Garrison Engineers. Sapper John England, in a letter to Mrs. England, stated that while they were in their dug-outs resting a shell came over and killed Sapper McShee. Mrs. McShee has received no official notification as yet, but as Sappers Kettlewell and England are both attached to the same company as McShee there is little room to doubt that the sad news is true.

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