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Walter Roy SHEEN

Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressKelvin Grove, Tennyson Street, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs L E Sheen, Ardath, 8 Jersey Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 October 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot II, Row F, Grave 30), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Goulburn General Cemetery, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Emma Daniel (formerly SHEEN) and the late Joseph SHEEN; husband of Louisa SHEEN, 'Ardarth', 8 Jersey Street, Marrickville, New South Wales. Native of Goulburn, New South Wales
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He took out a party of men during a very heavy bombardment, and, by his personal example and bravery, succeeded in rallying some men who were retiring, and in bringing them back to their original line. He thus secured the position against enemy attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Sydney John SHEEN, 2nd Bn, died of wounds, 20 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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