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Regimental number210
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLocomotive driver
AddressClyde, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Doris Clare Shiel, George Street, Clyde, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 January 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameSection 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Railway Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary SHIEL
Discharge date21 December 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argylshire', 1 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 21 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 October 1931
Age at death46
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHIEL John

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