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Douglas Cecil SHIMMIN

Regimental number219
Place of birthProspect, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o Mr Henry Shimmin, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Shimmin, Queen Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceCitizen Military Forces
Enlistment date2 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Discharge date3 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 April 1977

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