CEF Soldier Detail

Lance Corporal John Shiwak
Died: November 20, 1917

Regimental Number:
1735
Survived War:
No
Force:
British Army
Regiment:
Newfoundland Infantry
Battalion:
1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Company:
F Company
Place of Birth:
Labrador
Country:
Newfoundland
Next of Kin:
John and Sarah Shiwak, parents. Rigolet, Labrador, Newfoundland
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
February 15, 1889
Trade or Calling:
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
St. John's, Newfoundland
Date of Enlistment:
July 24, 1915
Age at enlistment:
26
Height:
5 Feet 5 Inches
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Unknown
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Marcoing, France
Date of Death:
November 20, 1917
Age at Death:
28
Buried at:
Masnieres, France
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial, France
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Native American
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lance Corporal Newfoundland Infantry 1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment F Company
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John Shiwak

Son of John Shiwak and Sarah Shiwak (nee Susanna) of Rigolet, Melville Lake, Labrador.

More information here and here .

Date of birth is approximate, February or March 1889.