Rank: Private
Service No: 871
Date of Death: 27/08/1915
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 13th Bn.
Panel Reference 38.

Additional Information:

Born in 1882 at Ferndale Road Leytonstone, son of Charles (Fruiterer/Greengrocer) and Henrietta Kipping. 1891: With his family at 13 Upton Lane West Ham. 1896: His mother Henrietta died. 1901: An Assistant Fruiterer living with his Brother Charles at 15 Upton Lane West Ham. 1911: A Fruiterer boarding with John William Johnson at 1, St James Gardens, St James Lane Muswell Hill. His Will gives an address of 2, High Street Wanstead. He later emigrated to Australia where he lived at 84 Grafton Street, Woollahra Sydney and worked as a Farmer.

He enlisted in the Australian Army on 30-09-14 at Rosehill Camp New South Wales. In 04-15 he joined the Middle East Force in Alexandria before landing at Anzac Cove Gallipoli on 25-04-15. There on 02-05-15 he sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg and right thigh, returning to his unit on 15-08-15 after treatment.

13 Battalion took part in the assault on Hill 60 from 21-08-15, in which some ground was gained, but at a very high cost in casualties. The Battalion attacked again from 16.00 on 27-08-15, after which Frederick Kipping was found to be missing. A Corporal Shadell later reported that he had seen him dead on the battlefield. Like his brother, the remains of Frederick Kipping were not recovered.

It is uncertain whether he lived in Woodford, though his parents and some siblings were here in 1911, and his brother Henry William Kipping (discharged from the Army due to injury) lived at 61 Grove Hill South Woodford during and after the war .This is the likely source of his name (along with that of his Brother Ralph) appearing on the Parish Church Memorial.

X/R: Pvt Ralph Ezekiah Kipping (Brother)

Memorial: Roll of Honour St Mary’s Church.
Separate Folder: NO.
Principal Sources: Ancestry. Australian National Archives & War Memorial.
Qualification: Related to Borough Residents.