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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

Pte 26007 John Shone

  • Age: 23
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • D.O.W Wednesday 28th November 1917
  • Commemorated at: Outtersteene Cc Ext, Bailleul
    Panel Ref: II.A.25
John was born in Liverpool in 1894 the son of James and Mary Shone. 

In the 1901 Census the family are living at 8 Edinburgh Street, Everton.

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 8 Aughton Street Everton Liverpool. His father, James is aged 43, born in Barnstonin 1868 is a warehouse man, whilst his mother,   Mary is aged 47, born 1864 in Heswall, Cheshire. They have been married for twenty three years and have had nine children of which four had died. Those listed as being in the household were;, Emily aged 27, born 1884, Joseph aged 20, born 1891 and John aged 17, born 1894 are both butcher’s shop assistants, Frank aged 11, born 1900 is at school. James brother John also resides at the address he is aged 38, born 1873 and is a dock labourer.  Henry Riley a boarder aged 69, born 1842 is also at the address.

John enlisted in Liverpool and was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 26007 and died of wounds on the 28th November 1917 aged 23.

The battalion diary for the day records the following:

Nov 28th 3.30pm. Three men wounded by explosion of ? nose cap which one of them picked up at BEDFORD HOUSE. 

DIED OF WOUNDS 26007 Pte J Shone

WOUNDED 57883 Pte W Huyton Pte 300275 Pte A E Heaton 

Bedford House was formerly a chateau and was the scene of heavy fighting.

John now rests at Outtersteene CC Ext, Bailleul, France.

His death was reported in the Liverpool Evening Express on 21st December 1917:

"Pte.John Shone, K.L.R., aged 23, has been killed in France. His officer pays a fine tribute to his bravery. His widowed mother resides at 8, Aughton-street, Everton."

He is also commemorated at St Polycarp's C. of E. Church, Everton.


John's father died in 1916 and his mother was still living at 8 Aughton Street, Everton at the time that she registered her details with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Killed On This Day.

(103 Years this day)
Sunday 27th January 1918.
L/Sgt 34298 Samuel Armstrong
34 years old