The AIF Project


Regimental number6096
Place of birthFreethorpe, Norfolk
SchoolShipdham Endowed School, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
OccupationFarm hand
AddressKatanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, Alfred Shorten, 24 Oulton Street, Lowestoft Suffolk, England
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death32
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 24), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsNil.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format