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Richard Thompson SHIELDS

Regimental number784
Place of birthMoonta South Australia
ReligionCS
OccupationLabourer
AddressCaroline Street, Moonta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W Shields, Caroline Street Moonta, South Australia
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 August 1916
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row c, Grave No. 32), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Moonta Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: William (d. 30 May 1924, aged 83; bu. Moonta) and Eliza (d. 24 January 1923, aged 73; bu. Moonta) SHIELDS
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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