|South Staffordshire Regiment|
|King’s Own Scottish Borderers||28589||1st Battalion|
George and his brother Thomas were the sons of William and Sarah Shipston (Shipstone). William was a Crich grocer who died in March 1877, aged forty-three, when his children were still very young.
Born in 1876, George worked as a wheelwright before enlisting into the South Staffordshire Regiment at Matlock. He was later transferred into the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and died in Flanders, of wounds received, on 17th October 1918 aged forty-two. He was buried at Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery at Ypres.
1918 Crich voters
George Shipstone, Crich; absent on military service.
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
Formerly 28589 South Staffs Regt. Enlisted at Matlock. He died of his wounds on 17 October 1918 in Flanders.
28 Oct 1918
Mr William Shipston, Crich, had a telegram from the Records Office on Wednesday informing him that his brother, Private George Shipston Kings Own Scottish Borderers, had died on 17 October at the 11th Casualty Clearing Station, France, from gunshot wounds in the abdomen. Private Shipston’s sister, Mrs C. Willmott, of near the church, had received a letter the day previously from Private Shipston’s friend, informing her that her brother was wounded on 16 October. Private Shipston who was in his 43rd year and single, joined up in March 1916. He went to France a year and seven months ago.
|Regiment/Service||King's Own Scottish Borderers|
|Date of Death||17/10/18|
|Additional Information||Son of William and Sarah Shipston, of Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire|
|Casualty type||Commonwealth War Dead|
|Grave/Memorial Reference||IV. G. 22|
|Cemetery||DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY|
28589 Private George Shipston
K.O. Scottish Boarderers
17th October 1918 aged 42
George is also remembered on his brothers' headstone in St Mary's churchyard.
Photo courtesy Simon Johnson
Soldiers' Effects Book
George Shipston; 1st Bn King’s Own Scottish Borderers; Private 28589; died of wounds France 17.10.18; War Gratuity £11 10s 0d; paid out to:
27.2.20 brother William £15 15s 5d
27.2.20 brother William £11 10s 0d
RG11 piece 3414 folio 182 page 5
RG12 piece 2747 folio 77 page 11
|Sarah||Shipston||Head (wdr)||59||Own means||Pentrich|
|Anne||Scarf||visitor (wdw)||35||Infant teacher||Brighton|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 23 page 37
|Ina Alicia||Scarff||visitor (wdw)||49||Elementary School Teacher||Brighton|
RG14PN20983 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED12 SN53
George Shipston's brother Thomas Shipston is also on the Roll of Honour.