Harold James SHADDOCK

SHADDOCK, Harold James

Service Number: 3472
Enlisted: 23 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glanville, South Australia, 23 August 1891
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Glanville Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Draper's Assistant
Died: Died of Wounds, Bradford War Hospital, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 7 October 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Sheffield (Burngreave) Cemetery, England
War Grave with Private Memorial-JJ. "C." 4201.-interred with relatives, William and Emma Jane Shaddock and their son Harry who died in 1919., Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Barrier District Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3472, 10th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3472, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
7 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3472, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

50th Bn.Australian Infantry, A.I.F., formerly 10th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 26/7/1915 and embarked from Adelaide for active service abroad on 27/10/1915 per HMAT "Benalla" (A24). He died in the Bradford War Hospital from pyaemia and secondary haemorrhage resulting from a gunshot wound to the shoulder received in action in France.

He was betwen 23 and 25 years of age.

Deaths Dec 1916   Shaddock Harold J 24 Bradford 9b 284.

Address in Australia- Chappell Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales

Mother, Mrs Sarah Ann Shaddock, [died 11 Nov 1931] Chappell Street off Sulphide Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales-father James [ 23 Jan 1926]-both interred in Broken Hill Cemetery.
Previous military service
Served in Citizen Military Forces, Broken Hill, NSW
Enlistment date 26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 23 July 1915.

Age at embarkation 24

AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/27/3

Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915.



Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 7th October…… Private Harold James Shaddock was born at Glanville, near Adelaide, South Australia in 1891. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 26th July, 1915 at Keswick, South Australia as a 24 year old, single, Draper’s Assistant from Broken Hill, NSW.

Private Harold James Shaddock embarked from Adelaide, South Australia on HMAT Benalla (A24) on 27th October, 1915 with the 10th Infantry Battalion, 11th Reinforcements. He was transferred from 10th Battalion to 50th Battalion on 26th February, 1916 & was taken on strength of 50th Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir on 29th February, 1916.

Private Shaddock proceeded to join B.E.F. (British Expeditionary Force) from Alexandria on 5th June, 1916 on Arcadian. He disembarked at Marseilles, France on 12th June, 1916.

Private Harold James Shaddock was wounded in action on 16th August, 1916. He was admitted to 26th General Hospital at Etaples, France on 16th August, 1916 with GSW (gunshot wound/s) to shoulder. Private Shaddock embarked from Calais, France for England on 20th August, 1916 on Hospital Ship Newhaven.

(Note: Based on research of over 1,200 WW1 Australian Soldiers - if Private Shaddock was admitted to Hospital at Etaples, France on 16th August, 1916 – he would have been wounded in action prior to that date).

(Battalion Information from Australian War Memorial : After arriving in France on 11 June 1916, the 50th Battalion fought in its first major battle at Mouquet Farm between 13 and 15 August and suffered heavily.)

Private Shaddock Shaddock was admitted to Bradford War Hospital, England on 21st August, 1916 with GSW to shoulder (slight).

Private Harold James Shaddock died at 9.20 pm on 7th October, 1916 at War Hospital, Bradford, England from wounds received in action (GSW shoulder, Pyalmia, Second Haemorrhage).

He was buried on 11th October, 1916 in Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)




Private Harold J. Shaddock, who died from blood poisoning as the results of wounds on October 7 last, was the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Shaddock, of Broken Hill, late of Glanville, S.A., and was educated at Glanville Public School, and afterwards removed to Broken Hill, and entered into the employ of Pellew and Moore, drapers, who held him in high esteem. He left Adelaide for the front on October 27, 1915. and completed his 23rd year two days after being wounded. He was a brother to Mrs. G. J. Peterson, whose husband is a staff sergeant-major at Mitcham Camp." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 28 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)