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William SHANKS

Regimental number708
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
SchoolCentral State School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabella Shanks, Lady Mary Terrace, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 31 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 6), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Isabella SHANKS, Lady Mary Terrace, Gympie, Queensland
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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