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Arthur Albert SHAMBLER

Regimental number13654
Place of birthGympie Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationIronmonger
AddressGympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs N Shambler, Horseshoe Bend, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date17 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Medals

Medaille d'Honneur Avec Glaives (en Bronze)

'For marked courage, skill and devotion to duty. Private SHAMBLER acted as Motor Driver during the operations at YPRES from 1st September, 1917, to 15th November, 1917, carrying out his duties in an exceptionally able manner. Practically every day during this period he was in the shelled area in the MENIN ROAD working under most strenuous conditions setting a high example of courage and skill. Private SHAMBLER was also a stretcher bearer in the advanced line during several big operations notably that at BULLECOURT against the HINDENBERG Line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 51
Date: 10 June 1920

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