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Edgar William SHIELD

Regimental number17289
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
AddressMoore, via Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, M F Shield, Moore, via Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 December 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date20 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 6061 Gunner Albert SHIELD, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 1 August 1919; Lt Hubert Mark SHIELD, 9th Bn, killed in action, 14 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 12 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 20 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHIELD Edgar William

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