Shanks Owen Sgt 2751652

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Name Shanks Owen
Army number 2751652
Rank Sgt then 2/Lt
Decorations M.M.
Date of birth Birth registered in Belfast Q4 1910.
Age 35 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in The Black Watch 17/9/1927 aged 18 (Labourer). Rose to Sergeant - Acting Company Sergeant Major. Immediate Emergency Commission from the ranks as a 2/Lt in The Black Watch with Officer number 329143 24/7/1944. Posted 1 TS 24/7/1944. With the Battalion on disbandment. Posted 7th Bn Black Watch, KILLED in ACTION 8/2/45 with 7th Black Watch.
Company/Battery D Coy
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role CSM. Duty Officer.
Joined Brigade
Promotions A/CSM, Emergency Commission 2/Lt (329143)
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 08-Feb-45
Home address Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Shanks, husband of Grace Darling Shanks of Loanhead, Midlothian. Buried Grave 14.G. 3. Jonkerbos War Cemetery.
Source table 1TS