Edward Shrives

ShrivesName   Edward Shrives

Number    Private 338

Battalion      15th Australian Machine Gun Company

Place of Birth   Nhill

Next of Kin   William Shrives of Meeniyan. His mother was Selina Shrives

Date and place of enlistment   Meeniyan on the 18/5/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 23 years and 11 months, 6’ 1”, 185 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   farmer

Date and place of death

He suffered a bullet wound to the right shoulder, which penetrated the chest on 18/10/17 at Popperinghe, Belgium. He was transferred to the Canadian Casualty Clearing Station and died on the 22/10/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his family resided in Meeniyan. 

Military History

  • 8/5/16 He enlisted in Meeniyan
  • 16/8/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Orantes
  • 2/10/16 He disembarked Plymouth
  • He was in camp at Grantham and Park House
  • 1/2/17 He went to France via Folkestone disembarking at Boulogne
  • 16/3/17 He went out to his unit
  • 26/9/17 He was wounded in action suffering a bullet wound to the head
  • 3/10/17 He returned to his unit
  • 18/10/17 He was wounded in action and went to the Third Australian Field Ambulance. A bullet entered his right shoulder and penetrated the chest.
  • He was transferred to Second Canadian Casualty Clearing Station
  • 22/10/17 He died of wounds
  • His father received his scroll
  • His effects consisted of a disc, pipe, fountain pen, metal rings, testament, photo case, two wallets, notebook, purse, 2 belts, badges, buttons, compass, key, a silver locket, 2 metal lockets, two coins, photos, cards, letters
  • 15/11/17 The family asked for a death certificate
  • The family received all his medals
  • Charles Shrives was his brother

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