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Herbert James SHANNON

Date of birth29 September 1874
Place of birthBowmans Forest Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressEldorado
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinMrs Mabel Estelle Shannon, Eldorado
Enlistment date3 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 21 June 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Major


Unit: 8th Light Horse
Promotion date: 20 February 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474 (12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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