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John Joseph Shields MACGOWAN

Regimental number547
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressAdelaide Street, Largs Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs F E Macgowan, Adelaide Street, Largs Bay, South Australia
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1060 Pte Bernard Robert Shields MACGOWAN, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 May 1916.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death11 September 1974
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery

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