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Percy Strong SHIPWAY

Regimental number55894
Place of birthKeilli, South Australia
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressMundoora, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, E. Shipway, Keilli via Brinkworth, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 March 1918
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameGeneral Reinforcements (2nd South Australian)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Base Depot Camp
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date16 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1603 Corporal Walter Leslie SHIPWAY, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918; marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 12 August 1918, and allotted to 43rd Bn reinforcements.

Admitted to Hurdcott Military Hospital, Fovant, 11 October 1918; discharged and rejoined 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 5 November 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 January 1919; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, 25 January 1919.

Transferred to No 1 Camp, Australian Base Depot, 12 April 1919.

Attached to Australian Intermediate Base Depot from 43rd Bn, 12 April 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 6 June 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 7 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 23 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 30 August 1919; discharged Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 16 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal.
Date of death9 January 1929
Age at death35.8
Place of burialMundoora Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHIPWAY Percy Strong

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