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John Richard SHORE

Regimental number4239
Other NamesJames
SchoolCarlton State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWoodturner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Shore, 436 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance ('name of town I forget': father)
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. I), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
171
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Maggie SHORE, 436 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria. Native of Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

Name on Attestation Form: James SHORE; enlisted 22 July 1915; form bears notation 'Re-attested 20 January 1916'.

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 14 May 1916 (septic arm), and transferred to 8th Field Ambulance; discharged, 17 May 1916, and rejoined Bn, Ferry Post, same day.

Found guilty, 6 June 1916, of wilfully destroying Government property, in that he did burn 1 pair socks and 1 pair braces whichj had been issued to him from CQMS Store: forfeited 1 day's pay.

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

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsService number incorrectly recorded on NAA site as 4259.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHORE John Richard

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