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John William Shields

In memory of:

Private John William Shields

August 18, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)


10th Bn.

Additional Information


November 14, 1894

Son of Michael and Mary Shields, of Chippawa Hill, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 500 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:

VIA. A. 17.


Villers-Bretonneux is a village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the straight main road to St Quentin. The Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Southampton Cenotaph– John William Shields was born November 14th, 1894 in Chippawa Hill, Ontario. Prior to the war, Shields was a farm hand. He originally enlisted in the 160th Battalion CEF on January 22nd, 1916 in Southampton.  He name appears on the Southampton Cenotaph in Bruce County, Ontario.  The Cenotaph includes plaques with the names of men from World Wars 1 & 2.  The WWI list is inscribed:  "In grateful remembrance of the men of Southampton who fought and died in the Great War".  This photograph was taken by Mr. Clive Freeman in the summer of 2002.

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