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William Patrick Joseph SHELLY

Regimental number2009
Place of birthMarshalltown, Victoria
SchoolGrovedale State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMarshall via Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinW P Shelley, Marshall via Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWilliam Shelly died of dysentry aboard H.M.S. Canada on 5 September 1915.
FateDied of disease 5 September 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William Patrick
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialGibraltar (North Front) Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 3088), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Margaret SHELLY, Marshalltown, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins; unspecified number, who died on service, and one of whom was distinguished.

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