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Percy Edwin SHAPLAND

Regimental number359
Place of birthCrediton, Devonshire, England
SchoolHaywards, Crediton and Grammar School, Crediton, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
OccupationFarm hand
AddressJeetho PO, Jeetho, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinEdwin John Shapland, Jeetho PO, Jeetho, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 220), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin and Louisa SHAPLAND, Korumburra, Victoria, Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Reginald Reed Shapland no. 968, 21st Bn.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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