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Regimental number4500
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address489 Dowling Street, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 8"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Maurice O'Shannassy, Garden Avenue, Glen Huntly, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1916
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) (Plot VI, Row N, Grave No 38), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 7 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 5th Training Bn, 10 September 1916; taken on strength, 17th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 24 September 1916.

Killed in action, Belgium, 26 September 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as O'SHAUNNESSY. Next of Kin listed on Embarkation Roll as Mrs M. O'Shaunessy, Garden Avenue, Glen Huntly, Victoria.
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'SHANNASSY Patrick

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