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Mervyn Gladstone Martin SHUTE

Regimental number4625
Place of birthEastwood, New South Wales
SchoolCrookwell Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBank clerk
AddressLane Cove Road, Turramurra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, S Shute, Warrawee Public School, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces in NSW.
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a clerk in the office of J. Connellan, a solicitor in Crookwell, for about eighteen months. He served as a clerk in a Government Savings Bank in Temora, NSW for about two years and then in Moore Street, Sydney for about two and a half years. (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row S, Grave No. 10), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Silas and Florence SHUTE, Lane Cove Road, Turramurra, New South Wales. Native of Eastwood, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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