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Walter Albert SHELLEY

Regimental number785
Place of birthArarat Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Charles F Shelley, Holt Street, Stawell, Victoria
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918

Military Medal

'Who was continually in charge of 2 guns during our operations at POZIERES. No Officer was available to take charge and Sergeant SHELLEY continually stood by and saw that guns were always in action. Period, 8th/12th August, 1916, and 28th/31st August, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 May 1960
Age at death57
Place of burialTumut Cemetery, New South Wales

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