Born: 1898, Barton Regis, Gloucestershire.

Baptised: 31st July 1898, St. Mary’s, Devizes, Wiltshire. Parents: Herbert & Fanny Wilshin.

Died: 21st April 1918, age 19: Died of Wounds received at Vreley.

Residence: ‘Harbourne’, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th July 1917 – France.

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant: Service Number: 9918

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment, 6th(attached to 1st) Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Officers B. 7-4.

St, Sever Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Only son of Fanny Cecile Graham (formerly Wilshin) of Belle Vue, Devizes, Wiltshire and the late Herbert Wilshin.




1911   Stubbington House School, Preparatory School for Boys, Stubbington, Hampshire. (school known as the ‘The Caddle of the Navy’).


John was 12 years old, he was 1 of 85 boys boarding at Stubbington House School.


John also attended Ipswich School.


John’s parents were Herbert Wilshin, born 1868, Devizes, Wiltshire – died 1st July 1906, at 235, Gloucester Road, Bristol – a bank which was the family home –  Herbert was the Bank Manager.

Fanny Cecilia Wilshin (nee Howell), born 1874, Merthyr-Tydfil, South Wales.


John’s medals were sent to his mother, Fanny Graham, on the 15th February 1922.


Probate to Fanny Cecilia Graham (wife of Joseph Lewis Graham).


John is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial.



Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment, 6th(attached to 1st) Battalion.


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