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  • Shipstone family grave commemorating Percy Shipstone at St Mary's churchyard at Greasley.
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Eastwood Nottinghamshire
Percy Shipstone was the son of Edward a collier/banksman and Elizabeth Boden Shipstone, née Mellor of Nottingham Road, Giltbrook. His father Edward was born in 1862 in Eastwood and his mother Elizabeth Boden Mellor was born in 1859 at Ilkeston, they were married in 1885, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 8 children, sadly one was to die in infancy their surviving children were ; Elizabeth Ann b1887 Greasley, Percy b1890 Eastwood, Harold b1891 Eastwood, Ethel b1893 Eastwood, Leonard b1897 Eastwood, Florence b1899 Giltbrook and Ilford Rhoda b1903 Giltbrook. In the 1911 cencus the family are living at Nottingham Road, Giltbrook and are shown as Edward 49 yrs a colliery banksman, he is living with his wife Elizabeth Bowden 52 yrs and their children Elizabeth Ann 24 yrs a dress maker, Percy 21 yrs a grocery assistant, Harold 20 yrs a baker/confectioner, Ethel 18 yrs a drapers assistant, Leonard 14 yrs a errand boy, Florry 12 yrs a scholar and Rhoda 8 yrs. He married his wife Mabel Elizabeth Hodgkinson on 22nd April 1915 in Nottingham, they lived at Mount Villas Lowdham before moving to Gladstone House at Woodborough Following his death his widow Mabel lived at 306a Radford Road Hyson Green Nottingham. She went on to receive a pension of 13shillings and 9 pence a week effective from 31st December 1917 His father Edward died on 13th August 1919 aged 57 yrs and his mother Elizabeth died 23rd January 1934 aged 75 yrs. His brother Leonard Boden Shipstone was killed 18/5/1917 serving with the Royal Field Artillery.
He was a grocery manager and buyer
23 Jun 1917
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Mount Villas, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire
Private
10th Bn Cheshire Regiment
Pte. Percy Shipstone, enlisted at Lowdham on 11th December 1915 , he gave his age as 26 yrs and 8 months, his address as Mount Villas, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire and his occupation as that of a grocery manager and buyer, his next of kin was his wife Mabel of the same address. He was posted to the reserves the next day and was mobilised for war on 5th January 1917 being posted to the 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, on 9th January 1917. He embarked from Folkstone on 4th May 1917 disembarking the same day at Boulogne. He was wounded in action on 7th June 1917, a gunshot wound to his back and admitted to the 17th Field Ambulance, he was transferred to the 20th General Hospital on 9th June but died of his wounds on 23rd June 1917. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.
In memoriam published 24th June 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SHIPSTONE. – In ever loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. Percy Shipstone, died of wounds 23rd June 1917. Dearly loved, sadly missed. – Sorrowing wife Mabs. “SHIPSTONE. – In affectionate memory of our dear brother-in-law, Pte. Percy Shiptsone, died of wounds June 23rd,1917. – Ever remembered by Nance, Will, and little Kathleen.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Shipstone family grave commemorating Percy Shipstone at St Mary's churchyard at Greasley.
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Percy Shipstone - Shipstone family grave commemorating Percy Shipstone at St Mary's churchyard at Greasley. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Percy Shipstone - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle