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Victor Kirker SHANKS

Regimental number2407
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address244 Lord Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 7.5"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah J Shanks, 244 Lord Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 June 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Fremantle, 13 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 December 1916.

Admitted to Devonport Military Hospital, 12 December 1916; marched in to 11th Training Bn from hospital, 29 December 1916. Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 23 April 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia for Home Service on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917 (fractured tibia and fibula); disembarked Fremantle, 13 September 1917; discharged, Perth (medically unfit (fracture of both bones, left leg), 5 October 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death3 July 1930
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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