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William SHIELDS

Regimental number8042
Date of birth28 December 1893
Place of birthTasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSleeper hewer
AddressEast Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFriend, Mrs E Featherstone, 17 Padbury Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Private Leonard Joseph Patrick SHIELDS, Regimental No. 2232, 12th Battalion killed in action 23-26 July 1916; Private Clarence SHIELDS, Regimental No. 2522, 15th Battalion returned to Australia 21 July 1918; Private Arthur John SHIELDS, Regimental No. 2842, 12th Battalion, died of wounds 30 July 1916
Other detailsSon of Mrs Mary E Shields
Date of death10 July 1977
Age at death83
Place of burialHarvey Cemetery, Western Australia

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