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Richard Elwyn SHANNON

Regimental number1950
Place of birthMerrygoen, New South Wales
SchoolMudgee Public School, Mudgee High School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKeronga, Gladstone Street, Mudgee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinGuardian, Mrs. J. Richardson, Keronga, Gladstone Street, Mudgee, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 20 November 1916
Age at death21.2
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot V, Row Q, Grave No. 8), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Helen SHANNON
Family/military connectionsColin McCully and Samuel Richardson McCully.

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