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Luke O'SHANNESSY

Regimental number4461
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationConfectioner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, William O'Shannessy, 2 Little Mill Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Walwa on 23 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialRailway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) (Plot VI, Row N, Grave No. 20), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
100
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: william and Annabell O'SHANNESSEY (as spelt), 23 Mill Street, Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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