Lance-Corporal John Shiwak

Regimental Number:
1735
Survived War:
No
Force:
British Army
Regiment:
Newfoundland Infantry
Battalion:
1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Company:
F Company
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
No
Enlistment Date:
July 24, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
26
Enlisted at:
St. John's, Newfoundland
Address at Enlistment:
Civilian Occupation:
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
November 21, 1917
Age at Death:
28
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Masnières, France
Burial:
Unknown
Plot:
Commemorated:
Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland) Memorial, France
 
Date of Birth:
February 15, 1889
Next of Kin:
John and Sarah Shiwak, parents. Rigolet, Labrador, Newfoundland
Place of Birth:
Labrador
Country of Birth:
Newfoundland
Prisoner of War:
No
Interned:
Married:
Single
Religion:
Unknown
Height:
5 Feet 5 Inches
Chest:
Inches
Expansion:
Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Native American
   
NAC Reference:
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lance-Corporal
Newfoundland Infantry
1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment
F Company
Awards and Decorations
Notes

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.

 

 

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