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William Buchan SHAW

Regimental number737
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlumber
AddressArmidale Street, Croxton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.6
Height5' 10"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Shaw, Armidale Street, Croxton, Victoria
Previous military serviceSerbved in 7th Field Company Engineers, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date3 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll239
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1919
Discharge date15 November 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 15 February 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 15 November 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 January 1958
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHAW William Buchan

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