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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

Macquarie Street
Mortdale, NSW

Next of Kin:
Emily Shone (mother)
Macquarie Street
Mortdale, NSW

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 9 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Beltana A72
Port: Sydney, NSW
Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Thursday, 20 July 1916
Place: France

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

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