Francis Cunningham SHAPIRA

Regimental number1258
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia7
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
AddressFountenoy, Wallendbeen, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Rev. Alexander William Shapira, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets, Melbourne, Victoria.
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateKilled accidentally 21 August 1917
Place of death or woundingDied by accident.
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row C, Grave No. 3), Surrey, England, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rev A. and Mrs Theresa SHAPIRA, Lake Margaret Power Station, Queenstown, Tasmania. Native of London, England