James William SHINN

Regimental number2607
Place of birthHounslow, Middlesex, England
Place of birthHounslow, England
SchoolNational School, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Shinn, 1O Farm Row, Stockley Yowsley Middlesex, England
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date23 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XIII, Row J, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Susan SHINN, 10 Farm Road, Stockley, Yiewsley, England
Family/military connectionsPossibly a Brother, who survived the war, Sergeant S.Y Shinn of North Kensington, SA.