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Francis John SHRIMPTON

Regimental number276
Date of birth--/05/1894
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolFlinders Street State School, Geelong, Victoria
Address27 Austin Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Francis John Shrimpton, 150 Eyre Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name6th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 5 August 1916

FateDied of wounds 15 April 1918
Place of death or woundingLa Motte, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHazebrouck Communal Cemetery (Plot IIi, Row E, Grave No. 25), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Minnie SHRIMPTON, 21 Austin Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria

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