As we pass the 100th anniversary of the week that the US President, the Senate, and the House endorsed the decision to formally enter the First World War, we’re joining the many family history researchers who are recognizing Americans who served during WWI. Because a 1973 fire destroyed over 75% of the Official Military Personnel Record files we’ve used many alternate sources (ship transport lists, gravestones, newspaper articles, Marine Corp Listings) to develop this list. We’d love to hear about anyone we’ve missed and will be working in the future to flush out the stories of these and the many other Shackford veterans. Also in the future we plan to review what we can learn about Shackfords from their WWI Draft Registrations.
ALONZO C SHACKFORD (1879-1947) – WWI, Pvt 34th Infantry, Sgt QMC 328th, at Fort Riley, Kansas in 1920
BARTLETT CHAUNCY SHACKFORD (1895-1984) – Naval Reserve 1937, served Dec 17, 1941 to March 19, 1946 – gravestone says also served in WWI
CHARLES BEACHAM SHACKFORD (1892-1939) – WWI, 151 Depot Brigade
CHARLES FREDERICK SHACKFORD (1883-1965) – 2nd Lt, Fifteenth Regiment Infantry Regiment, commissioned July 22, 1919
CHAUNCEY SHACKFORD (1877-1964) – Spanish American War, Naval Aide under President Roosevelt, WWI Navy Cross Recipient, WWII, retired Naval Captain
CLARA LINCOLN SHACKFORD (1873-1958) – Red Cross Nurse – served in France WWI
LESTER BORDON SHACKFORD (1893-1971) – he enlisted May 27, 1919, per gravestone served as Hospital Sgt, US Army, WWI
ROLAND ALFRED SHACKFORD (1901-1961) – enlisted Nov 9, 1919, stationed in Niedermendig, Germany
SAMUEL BURNHAM SHACKFORD (1888-1949) – enlisted in Pennsylvania on May 18, 1917
THOMAS LEON SHACKFORD (1892-1959) – enlisted in Marine Corp May 27, 1917, commissioned Dec 16, 1918, discharged about Jan 20, 1920, has living children
WILLIAM WALLACE SHACKFORD (1897-1973) – Georgia Sgt US Army World War I
Also these Shackford families grieved the loss of a child during WWI
LESTER HARLOW HICKS, son of Joseph Waldo and Bertha Ann (Shackford) Hicks – contracted pneumonia while aboard the Battleship Maine and died June 23, 1917.
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