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Herbert Stewart SHANNON

Regimental number5628
Place of birthCharlton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
AddressAlliance Hotel, Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lillian Isabella Hannah Shannon, Baroona, Ardlethan, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialAssevillers New British Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Lillian SHANNON, "Baroona", Ardletham, New South Wales

Military Medal

'On 5th June, 1918 at MORLANCOURT near ALBERT, during the enemy raid on our line, he was one of a party of 12 which counter attacked an enemy party 30 to 40 strong. He was foremost in the charge and bayoneted two and shot three of the Germans. His dash and conspicuous bravery were largely responsible for the successful rout of the enemy.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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