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John SHELTON

Regimental number6097
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressFarina, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Hickey, Glenore, Springdallah via Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 June 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Discharge date10 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suffolk', 13 April 1917; discharged (termination of period of assessment), Adelaide, 10 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHELTON John

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