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Thomas Edwin SHEARING

Regimental number927
Place of birthBagdad, Tasmania
SchoolBagdad State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressBagdad, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rebecca Shearing, Bagdad, Tasmania
Previous military servicereg. 93rd Infantry
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Date of death26 November 1919
Age at death25.4
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialFovant (St. George) Churchyard (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 6), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Rebecca SHEARING, Bagdad, Tasmania. Note Date of Death
Family/military connectionsBrother: 688 Pte James SHEARING, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 27 May 1919. "Cousin" as provided by brother
Other details

Died before return to Australia.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEARING Thomas Edwin

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