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Robert Shankland
Birth: Oct. 10, 1887
Ayr
South Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Jan. 20, 1968
Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada

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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  Anna Stobo Haining Shankland (1889 - 1952)*
 
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Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Vancouver
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: Ashes scattered on the grounds
 
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Record added: Jul 30, 2003
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Robert Shankland
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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