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Rupert Fairfax SHELDON

Regimental number2833
Date of birth13 November 1896
Place of birthLeichhardt, New South Wales
SchoolMarrickville Public school, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address72 Sydenham Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E E Brammer, 72 Sydenham Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, Bullecourt, France, May 1917

Invalided to Australia and discharged as medically unfit (loss of left eye, exploding bomb).

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

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