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Ernest SHANNON

Place of birthWagga Wagga, New South Wales
SchoolWagga Wagga District School, New South Wales
Other trainingTeachers College; third years Arts, Sydney University
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTeacher
AddressDrummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs May Shannon, Dalswinton, Tavistock Street, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service26th Infantry; Served in Senior Cadets, Area 32 B, Drummoyne, NSW as Lt.
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name34th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 June 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Age at death26.8
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 6), Belgium, Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
124
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary SHANNON, "Simla", Marmion Road, Abbotsford, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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