Pfc. Ralph F. Shackley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shackley of 93 East Cross street, was reported missing in action while taking part in the Sicilian campaign in August 1943.
The following year, in April 1944, he was officially reported killed in action. Pfc. Shackley entered the service on October 25, 1940, serving with a Field Artillery Unit and underwent an intensive training period in this country before being assigned to overseas duty. A graduate of Norwood High, class of ’32, he was employed as a steam shovel operator for a local contracting firm before entering the service.