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Norman Rolf SHIELS

Regimental number5617
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolPublic School
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWheeler
AddressMinmi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Shiels, opposite Police Station, Minmi, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameTunnelling Companies, October 1916, Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateKilled in Action 14 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 5), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
27
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Minmi General Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: Gilbert and Jessie SHIELS, Minmi, Newcastle, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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