ON October 29, 1943, the Chronicle paid tribute to the John Shankly.

He was the father of five sons, including Bill, and was laid to rest on Friday, October 22, 1943.

To mark the anniversary of his death we've reproduce the obituary our predecessors included in the paper.

John and his wife Barbara, pictured, lived close to the Glenbuck Cherrypickers’ home ground with their 10 children, five boys and five girls.

The Late Lieutenant John Shankly

Home Guard

On Tuesday of last week, there passed away one of Glenbuck’s best known and most respected inhabitants, in the person of Mr John Shankly.

The late Mr Shankly was a well-known football legislator when The Cherrypickers were a power in the land.

He was the father of five sons, all of whom have gained fame in the football world.

Mr Shankly was closely identified with every activity of village life and was Officer in Command of the 6th Platoon of the Home Guard.

The funeral was held last Friday and was the first military interment in the locality for many years.

Pall bearers were Lt D Hamilton, Lt SC Matthews, Lt J Hood, Lt J Nicol, Lt T Johnston and Lt AM Sloan.

Military mourners included Captain GT Floyd, adjutant 5th Battalion, representing Lt Col WH Collins and Captain JR Hogg, representing Major D Ross.

The coffin, draped with the Union Jack, and bearing the dead officer’s cap, was preceded by the pipers and drums of the 5th Battalion and a firing party under Sgt Hastie.

Following the cortege, after family members, were the 6th Platoon of the Home Guard and a large number of the general public.

At the graveside, The Last Post and Reveille were sounded by the bugler, Sgt Dalziel of B Company.

The simple and impressive funeral service was conducted by Rev John Henderson.