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John E. Shackleton

Private First Class, U.S. Army

12033905

41st Armored Infantry Regiment
2nd Armored Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: November 21, 1944
Buried at: St. John's Methodist Cemetery
                  Black Horse Pike & Greentree Road
                  Turnersville NJ 08012    
Awards: Purple Heart


PRIVATE JOHN E. SHACKLETON, 22, of 26 East 4th Street, Runnemede NJ. He was the son of Joseph Littleton Shackleton and his wife, Esther Shackleton. His father had served in the United States Navy during World War I.

John Shackleton enlisted in the Army on December 29, 1941. Assigned to the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division, he shipped out with his unit in November of 1942. He saw action in North Africa, Sicily, and in France, before being killed in action on November 21, 1944 in Germany.

John Shackleton's mother became President of the Camden County chapter of the Gold Star Mothers after the war. She took part in the dedication ceremonies for the Runnemede War memorial in October of 1947.

Private Shackleton was brought home to New Jersey in the fall of 1948. He was buried at the St. John's Methodist Cemetery in Turnersville NJ on December 4, 1948, where he rests next to his father.


Camden
Courier-Post

October 27, 1947

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Camden
Courier-Post

December 3, 1948

   


John E. Shackleton


BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Runnemede, NJ

HONORED BY
Ms. Ethel Bennett 

 
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
41ST, 2ND ARMORED DIVISION. INVASION  OF AFRICA, SICILY AND NORMANDY. KILLED IN GERMANY.

 


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