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Charles Stanley SHANDS

Regimental number29571
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
SchoolGold Street State School, Clifton Hill, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTailor's cutter
AddressCr Jamieson and Roberts Streets, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W Shands, Cr Jamieson and Roberts Streets, Northcote, Victoria
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 118
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateDied of disease 22 August 1918
Place of death or woundingDied of illness, 55th Casualty Clearing Station, near Daours, France
Date of death22 August 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 33), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
21
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Frances SHANDS, 42 Roberts Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connections3 cousins: Reg, Ray and Arnold Bartram, all of the infantry, all killed in action.

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