Private Arthur Shannon was born in Fork River, Manitoba on September 19th, 1897. He enlisted with the 210th Battalion in Kindersley, Saskatchewan on June 13th, 1916.
Shipping for England on board the S.S. Northland in April of 1917, he was sent to France in September of 1917, where he soon joined the 46th Battalion. In late October Shannon was badly wounded in action at Passchendaele, requiring the amputation of his lower leg. He was invalided back to Canada the following June, and was discharged in December of 1918.
A letter from Nursing Sister A. Adamson of the 12th Casualty Clearing Station, British Expeditionary Force, was also donated along with Arthur Shannon’s letter.
Pte. Arthur Shannon’s Service Record (Serv/Reg# 255918) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.