Leslie Victor Shipp

Memorial: Tytherington - St James's Church

Regiment: Derbyshire Yeomanry Royal Armoured Corps

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Lance Corporal 7935291

Parents: Sophia Shipp

Marital status: Married

Home address: Edwards Farm, Tytherington, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Grocer Dairyman

Date of birth: 23/06/1910

Date of death: 12/08/1944

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery France and commemorated St James Church War Memorial Tytherington

Age: 34

Further information:

Leslie’s mother was just 19 and single when she had him. She worked as a servant at the Swan Inn Tytherington (1911) and he was cared for by his grandparents John and Hannah Shipp. In 1933 he was still living with them and in 1936 he married Frances Ivy Kingscott . Together Leslie and Frances opened a shop at Edwards Farm, with a milk round and a hackney carriage organisation. After Leslie was killed, the enterprise did not survive after about 1952.

The 2nd Derbyshires were the Reconnaissance Regiment for the 51st highland Division and fought with them in Normandy as part of operation Totalize. Leslie died near the village of Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil where he was initially buried.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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