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Roland Allan SHAWYER

Regimental number4208
Place of birthRiverton, South Australia
SchoolRiverton Public School & Gawler High School, South Australia
AddressMt Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Victoria May Shawyer, Kadina, South Australia
Previous military servicePreviously served; Served in the Citizen Military Forces
Enlistment date19 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 May 1918
Age at death23.11
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Victoria SHAWYER, Kadina, South Australia. Native of Riverton, South Australia
Family/military connections"His cousin Leonard Clare HODGE obtained the D.C.M. and another cousin Roy Clare HODGE was lost in the British criuser Vikmor off the Irish coast" as provided by mother
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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