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.
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