|Place of birth||Hillsfield, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Hotel Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs May Shorrock, Hotel Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||28th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||31|
|Place of burial||Karrakatta Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot 1A, Grave No. 376), Western Australia|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Nancy SHORROCK. Native of Hellisfield, Yorkshire, England|
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer led his platoon in the attack with the greatest dash. On one occasion, well ahead of his men, he jumped into a trench, and singled handed captured twenty men and two machine guns. A few days later, when the advance was held up by a strong point, he worked round to a flank and again single handed captured ten men and two machine guns. These most daring actions saved the situation and enabled the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigin Luise', 21 June 1919; disembarked Perth, 10 August 1919; discharged (appointment terminated), Perth, 5 October 1919.
Medals: Distinguished Service Order, MSBVDeath attributed to war service.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SHORROCK James|