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Regimental number3248
Place of birthNewcastle Upon Tyne England
ReligionChurch of England
Address6 The Fald, Monkseaton, Northumberland, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinBrother, John Shiells, 6 The Fald, Monkseaton, Northumberland, England
Enlistment date23 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'These men [3248 A. SHIELLS, 3226 H.R. WALTERS, 3146 S. ELMORE, 3181 A. DUNSTAN] at Brown's Dip Gallipoli Advanced Dressing Station continued to work under fire after Privates Pugh and Rowe were injured and Privates, Bird, Johns and Murray of the same party had been killed at duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 September 1954
Age at death71
Place of burialMillicent Cemetery, South Australia

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