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Regimental number82
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
Place of birthEmerald Hill, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHowlong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinUncle, William Machin, Armadale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAlbury, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 41), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary SHEEHAN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Detached to attend School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 14 April 1916 (haemorrhoids); transferred to British Red Cross Hospital, Montazah, 27 April 1916; discharged to Tel el Kebir (Class A), 15 May 1916; rejoined 30th Bn from 8th Training Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried Rue Petillon Military Cemetery by Reverend T. J. King, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsUncle's address subsequently 26 Denbigh Road, Armadale, Victoria; then, Brother, Mr J. W. Sheehan, 724 Malvern Road, Armadale, Victoria (17 November 1922)
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEEHAN James

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