Lieutenant Thomas Graham Shillington

Regiment: Royal Irish Fusiliers
Date published: 05/10/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 18/08/1917
Age at death: 19
Cemetery: Brandhoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Plot: II. E. 31.
Information: Lieutenant Thomas Graham Shillington, Royal Irish Fusiliers, who died on August 18th from wounds received in action on the 16th, was the eldest son of Major and Mrs. D. Graham Shillington, of Ardeevin, Portadown. He was born in October, 1897, and was educated at Castle Park School, Dalkey, and at Rossall School, Fleetwood, and received his commission in January, 1915, in a Service Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, in which his father was already serving. He went to France in the autumn of that year, and was promoted Lieutenant. Early in 1916 Lieut. Shillington was severely wounded in both legs at the beginning of the Somme offensive on July 1st, where his battalion suffered very heavy losses, he being the only officer of his company who was not killed. After recovering from these wounds he rejoined his unit in December last, and since then had been acting as Assistant Adjutant.