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Athelstan William SHOOBRIDGE

Regimental number7686
Place of birthNew Norfolk, Tasmania
SchoolHutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania
Other trainingCommercial and Agricultural.
ReligionChurch of England
AddressValleyfields, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, R W G Shoobridridge, New Norfolk, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant, 93rd Infantry Battalion, Australian Military Forces.
Enlistment date21 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted in A.I.F. as a private. RoHC lists service number as No.7685.
FateKilled in Action 1 May 1918
Place of death or woundingHazebrouck, France
Age at death34.8
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialLe Peuplier Military Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 2), Caestre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Annie SHOOBRIDGE, New Norfolk, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousin: Arthur Atkins, killed in action in France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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