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William Burnett SHAW

Regimental number35916
Place of birthToorak, Victoria
Address'Yarrayne', Tandara, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, James A Shaw, 'Yarrayne', Tandara, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets for 3 years; 18months in the 64th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date12 May 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 28
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Discharge date30 January 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 21968 Gunner Desmond Valentine SHAW, 3rd Division Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 12 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Married Alice Edith GODFREY, spinster, aged 21, Nocton Parish Church, Lincoln, 28 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia (with wife) on board HT 'Orvieta', 1 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 30 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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