John Francis SHEARGOLD

Regimental number1273
Date of birth31 July 1879
Place of birthChilham, Kent, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFernside, Trevallyn, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34.2
Height5' 8.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMrs A M Sheargold, Fernside, Trevellyn, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceMember for 9 years of Launceston Rifle Club.
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Place of enlistmentPontville, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
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Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date12 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 15 April 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 12 June 1918, for onward travel to Tasmania; discharged (medically unfit: valvular disorder of the heart), 12 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 April 1939
Age at death59
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEARGOLD John Francis