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Richard Kenneth SHRIMPTON

Regimental number3460
Place of birthBridgewater, Somerset, England
SchoolDean Close School, Cheltenham, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEstate agent
AddressDapline Street, Botany, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, F E Shrimpton, Northfield, Bridgewater Somerset, England
Previous military serviceServed in the South African Constabulary.
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row J, Grave No. 12A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
140
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Elizabeth SHRIMPTON, 30 Northfield, Bridgwater, England
Other details

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

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