by mariocorrigan on February 15, 2008

Leinster Leader  25 October 1958

Killed in air crash
Lieut. William Ridgeway Shackleton, the pilot of a meteor jet fighter,
which crashed at Marishanger, near Basingstoke, Hants. was second son of
Mr Richard Shackleton, "Glen Mona," Moone, Co. Kildare. Lieut.
Shackleton’s father, who died about three months ago, was a cousin of
Sir Ernest Shackleton, the explorer. His uncle was Colonel Ridgeway,
formerly of Carlow.
Deceased, who was aged about thirty years, was educated at the Royal
School, Armagh, and later joined the British Navy, air pilot arm. He
lived at Farnborough, Kent, and is survived by his wife and one child.

An article in the Leinster Leader of 25 October 1958 reporting the death of Lt. W. R. Shackleton, second son of Richard Shackleton of Moone, Co. Kildare

[Typed and edited by James Durney; Thanks to Cill Dara Historical Society]

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