|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Deloraine, Tasmania|
|Address||East Kirupp, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mrs M E Shields, Wynyard, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||8042|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 2232 Pte Leonard Joseph PATRICK SHIELDS, 12th Bn, killed in action, 23-26 July 1916; 2522 Pte Clarence SHIELDS, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 July 1918; 2842 Pte Arthur John SHIELDS, 12th Bn, died of wounds, 30 July 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.
Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (shrapnel wound, ribs); admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, Egypt, 26 May 1915; discharged to duty, 13 June 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.
Wounded in action, 12 July 1915 (shrapnel wound, head); admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 July 1915; transferred to Fleet and embarked on HS 'Gascon'; disembarked Malta, 18 July 1915, and admitted to Floriana Hospital; transferred to All Saints' Convalescent Camp, 28 August 1915. Embarked for Egypt on HMT 'Karoa', 8 September 1915; taken on strength, Overseas Base, 15 September 1915.
Proceeded from Alexandria on board HMT 'Manitou' to rejoin unit at Gallipoli, 2 October 1915; rejoined unit, 15 October 1915. Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 14 November 1915 (pyrexia); transferred to HS 'Syria', 16 November 1915 (enteric); embarked for Egypt, 18 November 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 21 November 1915, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis. Reported dangerously ill, 28 November 1915; reported out of danger, 17 December 1915.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Commonwealth', 21 January 1916; discharged, 9 June 1916.
Re-enlisted at Blackboy Hill, Western Australia, 10 September 1917; embarked on HMAT A60 'Aeneas', 30 October 1917, as 8042, Pte, 11th Bn, 27th Reinforcement; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 December 1917. Found guilty, 1 February 1918, of being absent without leave, 11 pm (?), 30 January, to 4 pm, 31 January 1918: awarded 5 days confined to barracks; forfeited 1 days pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 2 March 1918; taken on strength, 11th Bn, 9 March 1918. Appointed Lance Corporal, 3 June 1918.
Wounded in action, 26 August 1918 (bayonet wound, left thigh); invalided to England, 26 August 1918, and admitted to Boxcombe Hospital, Hampshire, 28 August 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Morvada', 4 January 1919 (bayonet wound, left thigh).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||83|
|Place of burial||Harvey Cemetery, Western Australia|