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William John SHIELS

Regimental number10221
Place of birthBombala, New South Wales
SchoolCorranbong Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTimber getter
AddressCooranbong via Morriset, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A Shiels, Cooranbong via Morriset, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameReinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 12 November 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBelgian Battery Corner Cemetery (Plot I, Row O, Grave No. 10), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Ellen SHIELS, cooranbong, New South Wales. Native of Bombala, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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