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William Henry SHADFORTH

Regimental number1602
Place of birthBeechworth, Victoria
SchoolAdelaide Agricultural College, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressJamestown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinAunt, Miss Florence Dobbyn, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 12 November 1917
Place of death or woundingPalestine, Egypt
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialRamleh War Cemetery (Row AA, Grave No. 8), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
7
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Edith SHADFORTH. Native of Beechworth, Victoria
Family/military connectionsUncle: 23 Pte George Stanley SHADFORTH, 31st Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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