George Stanley SHADFORTH

SHADFORTH, George Stanley

Service Numbers: 227, 23
Enlisted: 9 September 1915, Killed n action 19th July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: "Kergunyah", Kiewa River, Victoria, Australia, 31 July 1876
Home Town: Burketown, Burke, Queensland
Schooling: The Downs School, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Station Manager
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beechworth War Memorial, Burketown Burke Shire Council WW1 Roll of Honor, Burketown Burke Shire Council WW1 Roll of Honor, Georgetown Etheridge War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 227, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

World War 1 Service

9 Sep 1915: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 23, 31st Infantry Battalion, Killed n action 19th July 1916
9 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 23, 31st Infantry Battalion, Place of Enlistment, Broadmeadows, Victoria.
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 23, 31st Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 23, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
Date unknown: Involvement 31st Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

George Stanley Shadforth.

George Stanley Shadforth was not born on 1 January 1876, his birth certificate states 31 July 1876. George was born on his father's property "Kergunyah", on the Kiewa River near but not at Yackandandah, Victoria. He overlanded to Queensland with his parents in 1880 and they firstly settled on Barclay Downs on the Qld/NT border and then moved to "Lilydale" on the Gregory River, Burketown. "Lilydale" later became part of "Riversleigh" Station. Georges mother attended to his primary education and he attended The Downs School, Toowoomba for his secondary education. He was involved in the grazing industry for his entire life and was actually manager of Abingdon Downs, Georgetown just prior to his enlistment. Burketown was his home town as it was in that area that he spent most of his working life. Story Courtesy of George’s great niece, Beverley O'Hara.

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