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About Henry Shipp

Date of Birth
8 September, 1878

Service Number
3421, 26447

Birth Place
Teesdale, Durham, England

Baptism
St Mary’s Church, Staindrop, Durham, England 19 September, 1878

Date of Death
Q4 1956 78y

Place of Death
Durham South West, Durham, England

Burial
21 November, 1956 St Mary’s Church, Staindrop, Durham, England

Relationships

Parents
Daniel Shipp born abt 1840 and Mary Shipp (nee Copeland) born abt 1838 Married Q2 1865 Teesdale, Durham, England

Siblings
John William born abt 1869

Marriage
Ellen Elizabeth Davey born 31 May, 1880 Married 16 April, 1904 St Hilda’s Church, Darlington, Durham, England

Children
Ronald Henry born 7 October, 1905, Gwendoline born 17 March, 1909, Olive born 4 June, 1917

Career

Service
Army

Unit
45th Labour Corps (Lincolnshire Regiment)

Rank
Private, Lance Corporal

Enlisted Address
Possibly Duke Street, Staindrop, Durham, England

Medals
British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
Yes

Civilian Employment
1901 Horse shoeing smith, 1911 Garden labourer 1917 Indoor porter (Kitchen) at Raby, 1939 Night watchman at Raby Castle 1921 onwards, 1943 Received Old Age Pension Transferred to Odd Man 1946

Campaigns
1917-1919 France and Belgium

Additional Information

Census Information
1881 Waistell’s Wynd, Staindrop, Durham, England, 1891 Duke Street, Staindrop, Durham, England, 1901 22 Russell Street, Darlington, Durham, England, 1911 5 Duke Street, Staindrop, Durham, England

Absent Voters Roll
6 Duke Street, Staindrop, Durham, England 26447 L/Cpl, 45th Labour Corps (Lincolnshire Regiment)

Electoral Roll
1930 6 Duke Street, Staindrop, Durham, England

1939 Register
Duke Street, Staindrop, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past

Notes
CS remembers he rang the church bells for many years.

- Research by DB