Hugh Alexander SHIELDS

Regimental number7528
Place of birthNorth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolQueensberry Street State School, North Melbourne, Victoria
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, H Shields, 47 Molesworth Street North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date19 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 1914 and sailed with the first contingent from West Australia. Was at the landing at Gallipoli where he was severely wounded and discharged as No.1032, 11th Battalion. Re-enlisted 1917 and went to France as No.7528, 11th Battalion. Killed in action on 14 April 1918.
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Second entry both matched
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialMeteren Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 212), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Christina SHIELDS, 47 Molesworth Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: Andrew Shields (Possibly No.5190, 6th Battalion) and Charles Morrison, both killed in action in France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal