Thomas Scott Shanks

Biography of Thomas Scott Shanks

Sub-Lieutenant Thomas Scott Shanks was born in Airdrie and studied in the Arts Faculty at the University from 1936 until 1940. He left to join the Royal Navy and served aboard the HM Submarine Simoom.

Shanks and the other forty-seven members of the submarine's crew died on 19 November 1943 when their ship either struck a mine or was sunk by a German U-Boat in the Aegean Sea.


Thomas Scott Shanks
Born 7 October 1918, Airdrie, Scotland.
Died 19 November 1943.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Arts, 1936-40;
Father's Details: John Scott Shanks; Grocer
War Service: Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave / Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 7th Jan 2008

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