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Walter Andrew SHAW

Regimental number447
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
SchoolCondah State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressTower Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E Shaw, Tower Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Previous military servicePrivate "C" Company 74th Infantry Battalion S.A. (details provided by mother)
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 February 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
151
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Ellen SHAW, Mount Gambier, South Australia. Native of Hamilton, Victoria

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