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Bernard Shipton

In memory of:

Lieutenant Bernard Shipton

November 2, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt.)


Military Cross, London Gazette No. 30482 and Military Medal, London Gazette No. 29719 dated 23 August 1916, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Military Cross

Additional Information


October 23, 1888
Bridgetown, Nova Scotia


May 26, 1915
Victoria, British Columbia

Son of George Walter and Eleanor of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Husband of Olive Shipton, of North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 325 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XXI. FF. 9.


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of January 12, 1918. Image taken from web address of
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from the Daily Colonist of November 30, 1917. Image taken from web address of
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from the Daily Colonist of November 7, 1917. Image taken from web address of
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England

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