Alfred Nathan Shipp

First Name: 
Alfred
Middle Name: 
Nathan
Last Name: 
Shipp
Alternate Spelling: 
Albert
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, December 21, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Emma Shipp (nee Parsons)
Father's Name: 
Nathan Shipp
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, August 27, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Battalion
Company: 
B Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Star 1914/15
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, April 27, 1915
Place of Death: 
Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Nathan and Emma Shipp married in Wollongong 1876. On 21 December 1892, Alfred Nathan Shipp was born. He attended Wollongong district school and became a teacher at Mount Kembla school prior to the war.

He enlisted on 27 April 1914 and was promoted to Corporal not long after (1/9/14).

Alfred was killed in action on 27 April 1915 in Gallipoli; he was 22 years of age. His nephew, Matthew Tubman of Keiraville enlisted and was killed in action on 22 January 1917.

He is commemorated at Lone Pine Memorial (number 19).

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SHIPP ALFRED NATHAN

Comments

Your sister went on to have a boy named Vivian James Mott who was my grandfather. This makes you my great uncle. Our family are so very proud of your great efforts for King and Country.

do you know the name of Emma's mother & Father
thanks Graham
gtpearson@bigpond.com

Hi Graham, 

Thanks for your comments. I'm afraid that we don't know the names of her parents...only that her maiden name was Parsons. The Illawarra Family History Group meets at the library on Wednesday & Friday mornings, & would be able to assist you in some research.

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