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Francis James Murray SHEIL

Regimental number1707
Date of birth1 August 1890
Place of birthWilton, New South Wales
SchoolSt Joseph's College, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGardener
AddressMittagong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Isabel Sheil, Mittagong, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 20 April 1917
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVaulx Australian Field Ambulance Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Welby Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: John Thomas SHEIL (d. 9 April 1915, age 54; bu. Welby Cemetery, New South Wales) and Mary SHEIL, 'Glen Lorne', Mittagong, New South Wales
Other detailsContracted illness in Egypt and treated at Ghezireh Hospital. Went to France in March 1916. Badly wounded at Noreuil Gully, near Bullecourt, 20 April 1917. 'after his wounds had been dressed in an adjacent dug-out, he died whilst being conveyed to hospital'.
Place of burialVaux, 3 miles from Bapaume, France

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