Harold Shillaker from Pickworth was born in Uffington near Stamford in 1893, the son of George and Georgiana Shillaker. He was a member of Nottingham University Officer Training Corps and enlisted at Luton on 28 August 1914 aged 21 into the 1st/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He was killed in action the following year on 13 October 1915 in the Battle of Loos during the fighting for the Hohenzollern Redoubt. Harold is remembered on panel 32 of the Loos Memorial, and on the plaque inside Pickworth Church.
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