John Cecil Shipway
24th Battalion Victoria Rifles Canadian Infantry
Killed in action by machine gun bullets leading his men in an attack at Cherisy on Wednesday 28th August 1918.
Cherisy village was captured by the 18th Division on Thursday 3rd May 1917, but lost the same night. It then remained in German hands until it was retaken by the Canadian Corps on Tuesday 27th August 1918.
He is buried a few yards from where he fell in the Quebec Cemetery Cherisy France.
John was the son of the late Frank and Ann Shipway, of Bridge Street Belper and the husband of Hetty Shipway (nee Watson), of 44, Fieldhead Rd., Sheffield, they were married in January 1918.
Before the war he had worked as a traveller for B K Morton and Company engineers of Sheffield and Canada, he was a fine cricketer and footballer having played for Westmont Cricket Club Montreal during a three year stay in Canada before the war.
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