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Regimental number2441
Place of birthHindmarsh, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHolden Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Shelly, Holden Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 9 months in the 76th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date19 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Other details

Deserted from 'Kanowna' at Fremantle, and forfeited 28 days' pay.

Transferred to 9th Reinforcements. See second entry for subsequent service.
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as SHELLEY.
Date of death2 April 1921
Age at death25
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 6 West, Grave 5), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHELLY Thomas

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