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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich .  Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Beeston, Nottingham
Father: John S. Shipstone was born in 1853 at Nottingham and worked as a lace maker. Mother: Ellen Slipstone was born in 1858 in Nottingham. Sisters: Elsie, born in 1891 in Nottingham and Emma, born in 1898 in Nottingham. George Alfred Slipstone married Elizabeth Ann Slipstone, née Wardle at Hyson Green on 04/01/1918. They lived at 15 Rancliffe Terrace, Pym Street, St. Ann's Well Road, Nottingham. Elizabeth later remarried and became Mrs. Horsnall.
George Alfred Slipstone worked as a stableman but later became a foundry labourer.
28 Sep 1918
33
239837 - CWGC Website
29702
Private
1/8th Bn Manchester Regiment
Pte. Shipstone attested on 15/08/1914 at Nottingham He joined 10th Hussars with No. 12089, and on 11/01/1915 he arrived in France. On 19/06/1916 he was transferred to 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment.He was wounded on 23/09/1917 with a gunshot wound to the thigh. He was taken to 23rd Field Ambulance and brought home. He joined 3rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment on 08/02/1918, but was posted to 1/8th Battalion on 07/04/1918. He was in hospital again with tonsillitis from 30/07/1918- 09/08/1918. Pte. Slipstone was killed in action when the battalion was involved in attacks on the ridges around Villers Plouich, and he was buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery at Villers Plouich.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich .  Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Alfred Shipstone - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich . Courtesy of Murray Biddle