b. ? 1886 ? d. ? 1961 Queensland, Australia.
DATE OF EM ACTION: 04/11/1908 Mount Morgan Mine, Queensland.
John was the son of John Campbell and Catherine Shields (nee Murray). He married Harriet Lambeth in 1910 in Queensland. Little else is known about his life other than his actions at Mount Morgan Mine, Queensland on 4th November 1908. He died in 1961 in Queensland aged 75.
At the Mount Morgan Mine, Queensland, on the 4th November, 1908, a subsidence occurred of a mass of ore weighing about 12,000 tons. Five men at work in the excavations were killed: two, Lyons and Banks, escaped, the latter being seriously injured in the head. Lyons called up the shaft for help. John Shields volunteered to descend, running very great risks while he was being lowered in consequence of falling debris. He reached the two men, and with the help of Lyons, who was unwilling to leave his wounded companion, Banks was securely fastened to the rope, an.cl eventually all tliree were drawn up,
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.