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Roy Stanley SHURMER

Regimental number3885
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
SchoolCootamundra Public High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraph operator
AddressHovell Street, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Shurmer, Hovell Street, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Maria SHURMER. Native of Goulburn, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1182 Corporal John William SHURMER, Australian Army Provost Corps, returned to Australia, 20 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 20 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 26 February 1916.

Transferred to 56th Bn, 3 April 1916, and taken on strength, Ferry Post.

Transferred to 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 18 May 1916, and taken on strength.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2490802: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHURMER Roy Stanley
Red Cross File No 2490802

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