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John Francis SHANNON

Regimental number3306
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Shannon, Daly Street, Gawler, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Senior Cadets (80th Battalion); 2 years in the 79th Infantry; 80th Battalion.
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date15 August 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 13 February 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 23 May 1917; discharged Adelaide, 15 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHANNON John Francis

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