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Edward John SHEARWIN

Regimental number5069
Place of birthWooloongabba, South Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolEast Brisbane State School, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Esther Shearwin, Amelia Street, Woollongabba, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Date of death31 October 1917
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 25), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
106
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Esteher Shearwin, Ilkley, Amelia Street, Wooloongabba, South Brisbane, Queensland. Note Date of Death
Family/military connections"Cousin to Lieutenant Dudley Shearwin MATHESON (Killed)" as provided by mother
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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