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Hector Harold SHELLEY

Regimental number652
Place of birthTumut New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTraveller
AddressLang Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38.6
Height6' 0"
Weight179 lbs
Next of kinBrother, E H Shelley, Lang Street, Mosman, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Royal Australian Artillery (purchased discharge), and in 6th Imperial Bushmen, South Africa (Boer War), until termination of war.
Enlistment date28 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name2nd Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/2/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Brigade Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Discharge date2 February 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Berrima', 31 October 1917 (for discharge: nervous breakdown); discharged (medically unfit), Sdney, 2 February 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsListed next of kin incorrectly identified as father on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHELLEY Hector Harold

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