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Regimental number646
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolMount Hardcastle State School, Queensland
AddressSargeant Road, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.4
Height5' 1"
Weight105 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriett Shields, Sargeant Road, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit name15th Battalion, D 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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDOW (self inflicted) 18-19 July 1917
Place of death or woundingSteenwerck, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row T, Grave No. 23), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Authority for inclusion in 48th Meeting of the Board. Died of Self Inflicted Wounds. Parents: Alfred and Harriet SHIELDS, Sargeant Road, New Farm, Brisbane
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.3637 Donald SHIELDS, 2nd Pioneer Bn, killed in action, 5 May 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHIELDS Charles

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