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William Francis Patrick SHEAHAN

Regimental number5404
Date of birth3 September 1895
Place of birthTumut, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk Cps
AddressCourt House, Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Sheahan, Jugiong Hotel, Jugiong, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Brigade Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Other details

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

After his return from the war he had a distinguished legal career before becoming a member of the New South Wales Parliament, where he served from 1941-1973 (18 years as a Senior Minister).
Date of death1975

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