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Shrewsbury Frederick KINGSFORD

Regimental number3162
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o State Savings Bank, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 2.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, S F Kingsford, Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*given name two spellings Shrewsby and Shrewsbury
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, 15 March 1916.

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 1520412: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Shrewsby.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KINGSFORD Shrewsbury Frederick
Red Cross File No 1520412

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