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Desmond Valentine SHAW

Regimental number21986
Place of birthArmadale Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressTandara, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James A Shaw, Yarrayne, Tandara, Victoria
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Battery 107
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 35916 Bombardier William Burnett SHAW, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 1 November 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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