Lance Corporal John Shiwak, ca. 1915-1917
Lance Corporal John Shiwak, ca. 1915-1917

John Shiwak, a hunter and trapper of Inuit descent from Labrador, served as a sniper and scout in the First World War. He died on 20 November 1917 after an exploding shell killed him and six other soldiers during the battle of Cambrai in northern France. He was 28 years old.

Image courtesy of the Labrador Virtual War Memorial: http://www.wonderstrand.com/memorial.html
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