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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Found this on a grave in Harrow Eastcote Lane Cemetery ,NW London
    The grave is in a terrible state with only the memorial Re C.A.P.Shipman at the foot readable,I assume the family is no longer around.


    14527609, 1st Bn., Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
    who died age 36
    on 29 November 1943
    Son of Alfred Richard and Charlotte Felicie Shipman; husband of Blanche Shipman, of Harrow, Middlesex.
    Remembered with honour

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    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018
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  2. 2flyersvlt

    2flyersvlt New Member

    Thank you for the photo. This is my Grandad. We tried to find his grave a couple of months ago when my sister died as she wanted to be buried there, but there was nothing at all left of it. His body is in Italy. It is nice to have a pictorial record though.
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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Charles Shipman
    Given Initials: C A P
    Rank: Fusilier
    Death Date: 29 Nov 1943
    Number: 14527609
    Birth Place: France
    Residence: Middlesex
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: Italy
    Regiment at Death: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947
    Name: Charles Arthur Paul Shipman
    Age: 36
    Birth Date: abt 1907
    Death Date: 29 Nov 1943
    Cemetery: Sangro River War Cemetery It. 12
    Burial Country: Italy
    Father: Alfred Richard Shipman
    Mother: Charlotte Felicie Shipman
    Regimental Number: 14527609
    Region or Memorial: Italy

    Italy, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current
    Name: Fus Charles Arthur Paul Shipman
    Maiden Name:
    Death Date: 29 Nov 1943
    Cemetery: Sangro River War Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Torino di Sangro, Provincia di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
    Has Bio?: N

    Family tree details
    Charles Arthur Paul Shipman
    Birth: 16 Feb 1907 - Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
    Death: 29 Nov 1943 - Italy
    Marriage: Mar 1929 - Hendon, Middlesex, England
    Spouse: Blanche Hall
    F: Alfred Richard Shipman
    M: Charlotte Felicie Fauconnet

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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    He is Remembered at Eastcote lane cemetery,South Harrow
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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    From the battalion war diary:
  6. 2flyersvlt

    2flyersvlt New Member

    Wonderful - I knew some of this, but not all. Thank you
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    I visited the grave today and placed a Poppy Cross.
    If you visit ,the grave is in section S.
    As a marker there is a Commonwealth War Grave ( white Portland stone) with the name P.G.Newman.If you face the grave of P.G.Newman and count 12 actual graves to the right you will find the grave with Shipmans name at the foot of the grave.
    The Ordnance Survey map reference is TQ1364486238


    The headstone which is worn: John Hall 6th April 1944
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018
  8. 2flyersvlt

    2flyersvlt New Member

    Thank you so much for that. You are so kind. When I went about three months ago, I couldn’t see the grave at all, so we are going to go back. I’ve just got back from a battlefield tour of France and Belgium so you can guess what this means to me...
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  9. 2flyersvlt

    2flyersvlt New Member

    John Hall is my grandmothers father whereas Charles is my grandmothers husband. I must have another family grave in that cemetery and the council told me the wrong one. Thanks to you, a mystery has been solved.

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