James Hudson Shawcross

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Unit at enlistment: 
127th Battalion
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Date of death: 
June 25th, 1917
Poperinghe New Military Cemetery - Poperinghe, Belgium - II.A.25.
Commemorated at: 
St. James Anglican Church (Paris), Paris District High School Memorial Plaque
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Streetsville, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
Burlington Road, Mimico, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
133 Ann Street, London, Ontario
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Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action. Instantly killed by hostile high explosive shell while working on a light railway grade in the vicinity of Ypres.

BX July 23, 1917

Another Paris Youth Gave up Life at Front – Sapper James H. Shawcross is Reported Killed in Action

Paris News Notes

Another Paris boy had given up his life in the fight for freedom in the person of Sapper James Hudson Shawcross, his father Mr. T. Shawcross receiving word Saturday that he had been killed in action on June 25th. Sapper Shawcross was born in Paris 33 years ago and had lived here all his life, where he was held in high esteem by all who knew him. About two years ago he enlisted in a Toronto battalion, but after going overseas he was transferred to the Canadian Engineers, and had been engaged in France with the Railway Construction Corps. As the time of his enlistment he was in the jewelry business with his father. He was a member of St. James’ Church and A.Y.P.A. and also of Grand River Lodge, I.O.O.F. About seven years ago he was married to Miss Jessie Guffy of London, who with a little daughter survives. He also leaves to mourn his loss his father and three sisters, Mrs. J.R. Howard, of Toronto, Mrs. Chas. Howell of Chicago, and Mrs. Ronson, Walkerville, Ont.