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Place of birthRoma Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRoma, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinFather, Thomas Shanahan, Roma, Queensland
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1917)

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He organized and maintained the outpost line with the greatest courage and determination. Later, he rescued several wounded men under very heavy fire. He was wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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