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Jack John SHIPP

Regimental number3881
Place of birthPoona, India
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMoonta, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 10.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Shipp, Cross Roads, Moonta, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in C Company, South Australian Infantry Regiment; resigned; previously rejected for AIF enlistment ('deferred Keswick').
Enlistment date9 August 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date29 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 21 September 1916; absent without leave, Capetown, South Africa, 18 October 1916; re-embarked Capetown, 19 October 1916; found guilty, at sea, 6 November 1916, of breaking ship at intermediate port: awarded 16 days' Field Punishment No 1; disembarked Plymouth, England, 15 November 1916; marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 19 November 1916.

Classified C.1 (Home Service), 4 January 1917.

Found guilty, Hurdcott, 10 March 1917, of (1)drunkenness; (2) when in camp being found beyond the limits fixed by his Commanding Officer in that he was at Wilton at 9.45 pm on 10 March 1917 without a pass: charge 1, admonished; charge 2: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Marched in to No 2 command Depot, Weymouth, 15 May 1917.

Found guilty, 2 June 1917, of being drunk in Weymouth about 10.15 pm, 31 May 1917: fined 2/6.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', for discharge, 22 July 1917 (dislocated hip, fractured left thigh: old injury, originated prior to service); disembarked Adelaide, 21 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 29 October 1917.

War service: 1 year 82 days (of which 1 year 1 day was abroad)

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death20 November 1930
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHIPP Jack John

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