CEF Soldier Detail

Lance-Corporal John Shiwak
Died: November 21, 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:
Masnières, France
Date of Death:
November 21, 1917
Age at Death:
28
Buried at:
Plot:
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 on the Dictionary of Canadian Biography and on the Canadian Encyclopedia.

Date of birth is approximate, February or March 1889.

John Shiwak was killed the morning of November 21, 1917 in Masnières, France. He was buried close to where he fell but his body was never recovered. He is remembered on the Beaumont-Hamel Memorial as one of the soldiers with no known grave.