John Robert Shadwell (April 1919 – 25 April 1942) was an English first-class cricketer and British Army officer.

John Shadwell
Personal information
Full name
John Robert Shadwell
Born(1919-04-00)April 1919
Stockbridge, Hampshire, England
Died (aged 23)
Sagar, Central Provinces and Berar, British India
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 2
Batting average 1.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 1
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: Cricinfo, 6 August 2020

Born in Hampshire in April 1919, Shadwell was the son of Frederick Charles and Elsie May Shadwell.[1] After attending Royal Military College, Sandhurst as an officer cadet, he was commissioned on 24 January 1940 as a second lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, which at that time was stationed in Madras for coastal defence duties as a result of the outbreak of the Second World War.[1][2]

Shadwell appeared in one first-class Madras Presidency match for Europeans against Indians at the Madras Cricket Club Ground on 12 January 1941.[3] He scored 2 runs but was dismissed both innings.[4] On 25 April 1942, Captain Shadwell died of illness at Sagar and was buried at Kirkee War Cemetery, Pune.[1][5]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c McCrery, Nigel (2017). The Coming Storm: Test and First-Class Cricketers Killed in World War Two. Barnsley: Pen & Sword. pp. 184–187. ISBN 978-1-52670-695-9.
  2. ^ "No. 34777". The London Gazette (Supplement). 23 January 1940. p. 454.
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by John Shadwell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Europeans v Indians in 1940/41". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Casualty Details: John Robert Shadwell". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 6 August 2020.