Shone, Edward (531)
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 29 years 6 months
Enlistment Details: Saturday, 24 July 1915 – Newcastle, NSW
Service Number: 531 view online service record
Next of Kin:
Emily Shone (mother)
Date: Tuesday, 9 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Beltana A72
Port: Sydney, NSW
Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
KIA: Thursday, 20 July 1916
Private, 30 Infantry, killed in action 20 July, 1916, France, aged . VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France.
Father: Percy, born Port Melbourne? Shone enlisted at Newcastle, NSW as a 29-year-old labourer. His birthplace is somewhat confusing – the Attestation shows Port Melbourne, but in the Parish of Carlton. Posted Missing 20 July, 1916, pronounced killed in action July, 1916. No known grave, no circular returned to help clarify birthplace or education.
Additional research by Brian Membrey