Joseph Shannon

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Unit at enlistment: 
215th Battalion
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Date of death: 
March 16th, 1917
Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ontario
Commemorated at: 
St. Paul's Methodist Church (Paris), Paris District High School Memorial Plaque
Birth country: 
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Birth city: 
Blenheim Township, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
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Letters and documents

Circumstances of Death: Pneumonia.  Admitted to hospital on February 19th, 1917, suffering from Influenza.  Developed Pneumonia on March 4th, died at 2.30 p.m. March 16th, 1917.

Place: Base Hospital, Toronto

BX March 17, 1917

Private Joseph Shannon Died in Toronto – Was Member of 215th and Died of Pneumonia – Was A Student 

After nearly a year’s service in the 215th Overseas Battalion, Private Joseph Shannon, of Paris, died yesterday afternoon in the Military Base Hospital, at Toronto. He has been ill for some weeks and death resulted from pneumonia. A telegram was received late yesterday by Lt.-Col. H.E. Snider that he had died about 4.30. Private Shannon was born in Blenheim Township in February, 1898. He was a student when he enlisted with the 215th Battalion on April 26, 1916. He was a member of the 25th Brant Dragoons when he signed up for overseas service. 

BX March 19, 1917

Paris Soldier Dies in Toronto – Private Joseph Shannon of the 215th Took Ill During Signalling Course

(From Our Own Correspondent)

PARIS, March 19. – Pte. Joseph Shannon, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Shannon, Brantford Township, passed away at the base hospital in Toronto on Friday afternoon. Deceased was a member of the 215th Battalion and at the time was taking a signalling course in Toronto, where he contracted pneumonia, and despite the best of care passed away as above stated. Private Shannon, who was only in his 20th year, was born in Blenheim Township, near Richwood, the family moving to Brantford Township 12 years ago residing just outside the town limits. At the time of his enlistment, he was attending the high school here, preparing for his matriculation. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and also of the Y.M.C.A., in both of which he took an active interest. He was a young man of great promise and his many friends learned of his death with deep regret. Besides his sorrowing parents, he leaves to mourn his loss one bother and two sisters: Stanley, of Paris, and Eva and Hazel at home. The remains were laid to rest in Paris cemetery this afternoon with full military honors, the funeral taking place from the Methodist Church.