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Joseph SHORROCK

Regimental number15733
Place of birthMoghton, North Preston, Lancashire, England.
Place of birthHoghton
SchoolSt Phillip's Church of England School, Blackburn, Lancashire, England.
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, Thomas Shorrock, 15 East Street, Blackburn, england
Previous military serviceServed in the East Lancashire Territorials, Blackburn Section.
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameOctober 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 31 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of paralysis at Hapsburg Military Hospital, St Albans, on 21 October 1918. Was fond of sport; runner, swimmer, football, gymnast, boxing. Prize winner of rifle shooting.
FateDied of disease 21 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialHoghton (Holy Trinity) Churchyard Cemetery (in new ground, south of Church), Lancashire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: thomas and Jane SHORROCK, 15 East Street, Blackburn, Lancs, England
Family/military connectionsCousin: James Shorrock, who 'won some distinction'. and died of wounds. (AIF)

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