9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
18/05/1918 (Prisoner of War)
John Shiels was the eldest child of Samuel and Maggie Shiels. He was born on 13th June 1897. They were farmers and lived in Mullagh, Maghera. John Shiels enlisted in Maghera. Lance Corporal Shiels was captured and became a prisoner of war. Lance Corporal Shiels died of wounds in Lazarett, Darmstadt, Germany as a P.O.W. on Saturday 18th May 1918.
The city of Kassel lies in the centre of Germany approx 165kms south of Hannover. From the A49 Kassel to Gudensberg motorway take exit 6 (Ausfahrt 6) KASSEL-NIEDERZWEHREN. This merges onto the FRANKFURTERSTRASSE. Continue for approx 1km, then turn right (CWGC sign) onto the DITTERHAUSERSTRASSE.
Continue for approx 400m and turn right (CWGC sign). Continue for a further 800m (back under the motorway) and then turn left (CWGC sign) onto AM KEILSBERG.
Continue up the hill for approx 1km and the cemetery can be found on the right.