Shipton/Shiptin, J R
JAMES RICHARD SHIPTON
Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 1.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Trooper 3526 2nd Life Guards. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 13 August 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, James’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for James in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 25 August 1917; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 4 May 1918.
Son of James and Clara (nee VICCARS) SHIPTON of Oxhey, Herts.
His parents married 1895 in the Winslow, Bucks, district. James died 15 December 1948 in Watford aged 78, and was buried 18 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watord; Clara died 22 November 1952 in Watford aged 83, and was buried 26 November, also in Vicarage Road.
James was born 4 November 1895 in Watford, and baptised 8 March 1896 at St Andrew’s, Watford. He attended first Callow Land Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School from 6 January 1902 to 3 April 1903. He resided in Bushey, Herts.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Watford, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, aged 15 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and no siblings.
Date of death03/05/1917
Age at death21
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)