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Regimental number1086
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address40 Gold Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Sheldrake, 40 Gold Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in 5th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6385
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 4 May 1915 (venereal).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHELDRAKE Edward

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