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William Dory SHIELDS

Regimental number512
Place of birthInvercargill, New Zealand
SchoolSouth School, Invercargill, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, William Shields, Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRoHC lists middle name as Dorey.
FateKilled in Action 3 June 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Dory spelt Dorey
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. I), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary SHIELDS, 25 Richmond Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand. Native of Invercargill, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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