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Date of birth14 June 1882
OccupationDemonstrator Physiology
Addressc/o Dr Burton Bradley, Wollstonecraft, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 8"
Weight179 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs B E Shellshear, c/o Dr Burton Bradley, Wollstonecraft, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name13th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date20 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli theatre, Western Front

Taken on strength, No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros West, 25 October 1915. Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, 12 November 1915 (enteric), and transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital; discharged to duty, 4 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 21 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Promoted Major,6 February 1916. Transferred to No. 1 Australian General Hospital, 17 February 1916.

Embarked for United Kingdom, 14 September 1916; marched in to No. 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 28 September 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 22 October 1916; taken on strength, 15th Field Ambulance, 23 October 1916. Posted to England, 26 June 1917; appointed Senior Medical Officer, No. 1 Group Headquarters, Sutton Veny, 2 July 1917. Appointed Temporary Lt-Colonel, 21 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 November 1917; taken on strength, 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 11 November 1917. Transferred to AIF Headquarters, London, 15 April 1918, and relinquished rank of Temporary Lt-Colonel.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ruahine',12 May 1918; disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1918; discharged, 20 July 1918.

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

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