• NAME: Lance Corporal John Shiwak
  • BORN:  January 1, 1889 (Rigolet, Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • DECEASED:  November 20, 1917 (Masnières, France)
  • EPIC BATTLE:  Battle of Cambrai
  • RANK:  Lance Corporal
  • HONOURS:  British War Medal and Victory Medal

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LCpl John Shiwak

January 1, 1889 - November 20, 1917

Lance Corporal John Shiwak, from Rigolet, Newfoundland and Labrador, was an Inuit trapper who joined the Newfoundland Regiment. An excellent sniper and scout, Shiwak fought with distinction in numerous battles between his arrival in Europe and his death during the Battle of Cambrai.  

 

Lance Corporal Shiwak is the fourth of four stories covered in our Forgotten Fallen video tribute to Canadians who died in the First World War fallen with no known graves.

 

 

 

We thank Heritage Canada for their support in the making of Forgotten Fallen.

Our Intention is to educate Canadian Citizens so that they:

  • Appreciate the role of our military in protecting Canadian interests, values and beliefs.
  • Understand the role our military has had in shaping our country and the world.
  • Are inspired to be engaged and participatory citizens of Canada.
 join us and 
 make a difference