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  • Photograph published 2nd August 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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23 Nov 1875
Basford Nottingham
He was the son of James and Lucy Shipstone, of the renowned Nottingham brewing family, of Woodthorpe Lodge, Mansfield Road, Nottingham. He was the brother of Edith Mary, Ronald Arthur, James Hugh Gordon and Alice Christabel Everingham Shipstone. In 1906 he was living on Pelham Road and in 1913/14 at 5 Ebers Road Mapperley Park (both Nottingham). Ronald Arthur Shipstone also served in the Great War as a rifleman in 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade. He was severely wounded on 15th April 1918. He survived and went on to be a director of the Shipstone Brewery Company until his death in 1944.
1901 census: Malster
20 Jul 1917
41
257401 - CWGC Website
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Lance Corporal
28th Bn London Regiment (Artists' Rifles)
Lance Corporal Francis Edgar Shipstone, 1/28th Battalion (Artists' Rifles) London Regiment, was killed in action on 20th July 1917 he is buried in Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery (grave ref III.F.18)
Nottingham Corporation minutes of council meeting 16 August 1917 (also minutes 30 July 1917): Expression of sympathy to ... and Mr James Shipstone on the deaths of their sons whilst serving with the Colours. Probate awarded to James Shipstone on 5 February 1918 at Nottingham. Estate £2974 11s 9d. Point du Jour Military Cemetery Grave Reference: III F 18 Article published 28th July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post : - “NOTTM. BREWER'S SON KILLED. “Mr. James Shipstone, The Elms, Cropwell Butler, and chairman of Messrs. J. Shipstones and Sons, Ltd., brewers, New Basford, has been notified by the War Office that his second son, Corporal Francis Edgar Shipstone, London Regt., has been killed in action. The deceased, who was 40 [sic] years of age, was a partner and director Messrs. N. Pratt and Son, Ltd., maltsters, Nottingham, and was well known. He took a great interest in local football, and was an official and player of the Notts. Magdala Football Club, from which subsequently sprang the Nottinghamshire Magdala Amateurs F.C.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph published 2nd August 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Francis Edgar Shipstone - Photograph published 2nd August 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918