Albert James SHIPWAY

SHIPWAY, Albert James

Service Number: 1076
Enlisted: 12 April 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1898
Home Town: Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Hairdresser
Died: Accidental (motorcycle crash), Crawley, Western Australia, 28 December 1927
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
Presbyterain AA 0201A
Memorials: Cottesloe Ocean Beach No 29 Troop Boy Scouts Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

12 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1076, 28th Infantry Battalion, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
29 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1076, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1076, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1076, 28th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1076, 28th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Albert Creed SHIPWAY & Christina EBERHARD who married in 1897 in Sydney

NOTE: The first and second Given Names were incorrectly transcribed as James Albert on the AWM Embarkation Roll. The correct Given Names as indicated on the Attestation Papers were Albert James. The Given Names on this memorial have been corrected to accord with the Service Record. Correction undertaken by the RSL Virtual War Memorial Chief Moderator, May 2017.

"THE CRAWLEY FATALITY. Burial of Victims

The victims of the fatal motor-cycle and tram collision at Crawley on Wednesday evening - Albert James Shipway and his fiancee, Miss Hilda Agnes Harradine - were buried in the Karrakatta Cemetery yesterday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering. The two funerals passed separately through the cemetery and met at the burial place, the remains of the two young people , being interred in adjacent graves. The Rev. Charles Taylor conducted a combined funeral service. The late. Mr. Shipway, who was 29 years. of age, had led a very full life. In his boyhood he was prominent in the Boy Scout movement, and at 16 years of age, by special permission, he enlisted as a bugler in the 28th Battalion. He served at Gallipoli til the evacuation, went with his battalion to France and served at the front till the Armistice of 1918. On his return to Western Australia he joined the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club and was in charge of the club's ambulance room for about four years. He was one of the three men who entered the water to assist the unfortunate victim of the tragic shark episode at Cottesloe in 1925 at great personal peril. The members of the visiting New South Wales Surf Life Saving team wore black arm bands on the beach on Thursday and will do so again today as a mark of respect for the late Mr. Shipway. Miss Harradine was a popular girl and a fine athlete. She was an employee of the Grand Theatre, Perth..."from the Perth West Australian 31 Dec 1927 (nla.gov.au)

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