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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Allen Vessey Shipman at Nottingham Northern Cemetery 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Nottingham
Allen Vessey was born in 1897 at Basford and was the son of Vessey a general labourer and Mary Shipman née Clarke . His father Vassey was born in 1863 in Kneeton, Notts and his mother Mary Clarke was born in 1861 in Dunholme, Lincolnshire, they were married in Nottingham in 1883 and went on to have 4 children all born in Basford, they were : Edith b1888, Eveline b1893, Allen b1897 and Hilda b1900. In the 1911 census the family lived at 14 Reigate Road, Old Basford, Nottingahm, and were shown as Vessey 48 yrs head of the family a general labourer, he is living with his wife Mary and their 4 children , Edith 23 yrs a lace finisher, Eveline 18 yrs a lace dresser, Allen 14 yrs a grocers shop assistant and Hilda 11 yrs a scholar.
1911 - Shop Assistant, Grocery
02 Mar 1917
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Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Allen V Shipman enlisted in Nottingham, he served with 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters at Gallipoli and at some point was posted to 2nd Battalion. A number of men wounded or taken ill in Gallipoli were sent to 1st or 2nd battalions on recovery. He was wounded in action and evacuated to Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield where he died of his wounds on 2nd March 1917. His body was returned to his family and he was buried in Nottingham Northern Cemetery grave S.14.21. John Morse
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 5 March 1917: 'Shipman. Died of wounds in hospital, Sheffield, Lance Corporal (sic) Allan Shipman, only son of Mr and Mrs Shipman, Basford, age 20. Father, mother, sisters.'
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Allen Vessey Shipman at Nottingham Northern Cemetery 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Allen Vessey Shipman - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Allen Vessey Shipman at Nottingham Northern Cemetery Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings