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William Frederick Francis Alexander David SHEEHAN

Regimental number7314
Place of birthTownsville Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Sheehan, Alexandra Street, North Ward Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date7 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William Frederick
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 9), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
77
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Winifred SHEEHAN, Alexandra Street, Norah Ward, Townsville, North Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin's address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Alexander Street.

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