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Regimental number2972
Place of birthAyrshire, Scotland
SchoolSt Patrick's Roman Catholic School, Sydney or Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Patrick Shields, 2 Jameson Terrace, Troon, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at Australian Clearing Hospital on 13 May 1917.
FateDied of wounds 12 May 1917
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Mary SHIELDS, 2 Jamieson Terrace, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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