|Place of birth||Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England|
|Address||'Alpha', Weston Street, Rosehill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, J. Greenshields, 54 Samuelson Street, Newport, Middlesborough, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||19th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/36/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Rachel GREENSHIELDS|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2399 Pte David Wilson GREENSHIELDS, 19th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 July 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength of 19th Bn, Egypt, 5 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.
Wounded in action, 10 May 1916; admitted to 2nd Australian Division Rest Station, 11 May 1916 (scalp wound); discharged to duty, 14 May 1916; rejoined unit, 15 May 1916.
Wounded in action, (2nd occasion), 14 November 1916; admitted to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 15 November 1916 (gunshot wound, head); to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 16 November 1916; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 17 November 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 23 November 1916.
Rejoined 19th Bn, 27 November 1916.
Attached to Divisional Signal School as a Batman, 24 August 1917.
Admitted to No 9 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 September 1917 (scabies); transferred to Stationary Hospital, 22 September 1917; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 27 September 1917; discharged, and marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 6 November 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 12 November 1917; rejoined 19th Bn, 13 November 1917.
Admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 14 November 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train, 16 November 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 16 November 1917 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 19 November 1917; discharged, and marched into 2nd Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 28 December 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 45 days.
Proceeded to unit, 30 December 1917; rejoined 19th Bn, 4 January 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 15 March 1918; rejoined unit, 31 March 1918.
Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 29 May 1918, and admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, the same day (gassed); transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 May 1918; to Ambulance Train, 30 May 1918; to No 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 31 May 1918; to England, 3 June 1918; to Reading War Hospital, 3 June 1918; discharged to furlough, 1 July 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 15 July 1918 (Class B1A3).
Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 17 July 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged, and marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 19 July 1918.
Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 August 1918 (Class B1A4).
Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 21 September 1918.
Marched into 5th Training Bn, 4 October 1918.
Transferred to the 20th Bn reinforcements, 5 October 1918.
Found guilty, 13 January 1919, of being absent without leave from 0001 hours, 11 January 1919, until 2359 hours, 11 January 1919: award, forfeits 2 days' pay, and total forfeiture of 3 days' pay.
Marched into 2nd Training Bde, Codford, 15 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Orca', 19 February 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 April 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 1 July 1919.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||43|
|Place of burial||Rookwood Cemetery, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, GREENSHIELDS Edward George|