|Place of birth||Beechworth, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Son, Francis Stanley Shadworth, Tumoulin, Herberton, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Served for 15 months in the 5th QIB.|
|Place of enlistment||Broadmeadows, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row I, Grave No. 42), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Nephew: 1602 Corporal William Henry SHADFORTH, 9th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 12 November1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, ex-HMT 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Buried Eaton Hall Military Cemetery, Croix Blanche, by Reverend G. Cranston, 19 July 1916.
Statement, Red Cross File No 2460503 , 43 Corporal R. CAREW, 31st Bn (patient, 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, England), 25 July 1916: 'On 19th July, 1916, at Fleurbaix, at about 6.30 p.m. Pte. Shadforth was blown up and killed instantaneously ... '
Second statement, 1557 Sergeant A. MOORE, B Company, 31st Bn (patient, No 51 General Hospital, Etaples), 28 March 1917: A bomb landed at HQ, while he was there and blew him up, killing him outright. I saw his body lying in the support trench subsequently. The body was buried in the cemetery at Eaton Hall, Fleurbaix. I have seen the grave. A cross marks it ... '
Third statement, 79 Corporal W. LYNN, 31st Bn (patient, Lord Kitchener's Hospital, Brighton, England), 3 April 1917: 'Informant states that on July 19th at Fleurbaix Pte Shadforth was killed by a piece of shell passing through the heart, while preparing for an attack. A high explosive shell, 15 others were killed and informant was wounded by the same shell. Informant was an eye-witness ... 'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Next of kin's address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Tonoulin, Queensland.|
|Place of burial||NAA B2455 file 8077813; Red Cross File No 2460503 (25670)|