William James SHIELDS

Regimental number4488
Place of birthSandy Creek Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressSandy Creek, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Shields, Sandy Creek, Victoria
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Walwa on 23 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 January 1978
Place of burialSandy Creek Cemetery