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William Leslie SHILLABEER

Regimental number295
Place of birthAppila, South Australia
AddressCaltowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31.6
Height5' 11"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Shillabeer, Caltowie, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 17th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; unit disbanded.
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Machine Gun Company
FateDied of wounds 22 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 20), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Caltowie Methodist Church Roll of Honour, now located in Caltowie Cemetery, South Australia. Commemorated on Caltowie War Memorial Tablet, South Australia. Parents: Robert and Margaret SHILLABEER. Native of Appila, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHILLABEER William Leslie

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