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Edward Michael SHONE

Regimental number2876
Place of birthHewell, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHewell, via Murtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Shone, Hewell, via Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the tour of duty in the trenches 9th- 12th May and especially in the heavy bombardment during the attack on BULLECOURT on May 12th this man acted as linesman. In preparation for the attack the signallers had made very complete arrangements to keep telephonic communication throughout, arranging for alternative lines. Periodically a storm of shells would sweep over the position and not only would the wires break one after another but they were frequently blown to pieces. The runners then had to commence to restore communication. Altogether during three days these signallers laid 5 miles of wires, much of which they had salvaged in anticipation of heavy demands. These men have always worked as a pair and have proved their work again and again not only in this action but on other occasions for months past.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Discharge date15 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Tresos Montes', 8 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 15 July 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHONE Edward Michael

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