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Harold William George Thomas John SHEA

Regimental number2739
Place of birthJunee, New South Wales
Other NamesWilliam George
SchoolYass District School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPrinter
AddressLeeds Street, Yass, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Shea, Leeds Street, Yass, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Date of death16 April 1917
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
84
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on plaques on either side of the pannelling behind the altar, St Clement's Church, Yass, New South Wales. Panel inscription reads: 'These panels are erected to the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Willie Shea, Member of the Choir of this Church, aged 22 years, Killed in France, April 16th 1917. Given by his Parents.' Parents: William and Mary SHEA, Yass, New South Wales~
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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