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Herbert Campbell SHELLEY

Regimental number879
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWheat farmer
Addressc/o E H Shelley, Manager, Abc Bank, Singleton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5'4.25"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinBrother, E H Shelley, Manager, Abc Bank, Singleton, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name36th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emma SHELLY. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date1 January 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; disembarked Sydney, 9 October 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 1 January 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death5 October 1931
Age at death57
Place of burialRookwood Cemeery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHELLEY Herbert Campbell

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