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John SHANKS

Regimental number1748
Place of birthBelfast, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressChinchilla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Thomas Shanks, Chinchilla, Queensland
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1920
Discharge date15 September 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Served at Gallipoli; disembarked at Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916. Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 19 March 1916. Wounded in action (gun shot wound, left eye), 5 August 1916; evacuated to England, 14 August 1916. Attached for duty to Ordnance Corps, 24 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, 1 May 1920; discharged, 15 September 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 March 1978

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