honor role

Shipway, Raymond John

(no service number) bugler Black Boy Hill Camp Band.

Born Brisbane Qld. Presbyterian. Enlisted 13 August 1917 age 17 and 4 months, clerk.  Nok parents, Albert Creed Shipway and Christine Shipway, Jarrad St, Cottesloe who gave permission for him to enlist as a bugler with the AIF. Assigned to Home Service in Western Australia and discharged 8 August 1918. No service medals. Army camp schedules relied upon the camp bugler and Raymond Shipway was that man. It would appear from his WW1 file that he was frustrated at being denied overseas service. On 31 January 1918 he was charged with disobedience for not observing Order No.275 ‘In that he sounded the breakfast call at the wrong time vis at 7.40 instead of at 7.45.’  On the 9th April he disobeyed Order No. 77 and travelled from Perth in a First Class carriage (only officers travelled First Class). On 23 April 1918 he used insulting language to another soldier in the Barracks Room. No service medals.  In a letter dated 5 November 1962 and addressed from 554 Hay St, Perth, Raymond requested copies of his WW1 and WW2 discharge documents. Ocean Beach (29) Troop Boy Scouts Honour Roll.