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Abel Abraham SHIRES

Regimental number3391
Place of birthWynyard, Tasmania
SchoolWynyard State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWynyard, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Thomas Shires, Wynyard, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date14 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 August 1918
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 12), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Caroline SHIRES, Wynwary, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Two, ["1 years 501 days no 3 years 130 distinguish"]
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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