Percy Strong SHIPWAY

SHIPWAY, Percy Strong

Service Number: 55894
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Keilli, South Australia, 1893
Home Town: Mundoora, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Hd of Mundoora, 10 January 1929, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Keilli Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Mundoora War Memorial, Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Jun 1918: Involvement Private, SN 55894, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements
5 Jun 1918: Embarked Private, SN 55894, 1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements, RMS Orontes, Sydney
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 55894, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Percy Strong was the son of Edgar and Mary (nee Barratt) Shipway of Keilli.

Percy was born at Keilli in 1894.  A 24 year old farm labourer, Percy enlisted in Adelaide on 12 March 1918. Percy was appointed to 2nd Reinforcements “S” UK and after entraining to Sydney embarked aboard RMS “Orontes” on 5 June 1918 and disembarked at Liverpool on 11 August. He was allocated to 43 Battalion but the war had finished before he proceeded overseas to France on 22 January 1919. Percy embarked for Australia aboard “Ulysses” on 20 July 1919 and disembarked in Adelaide on 30 August. He was discharged on 16 September 1919.