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Regimental number3721
Place of birthDark Corner, Bathurst, New South Wales
SchoolDark Corner Public School, Bathurst, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDark Corner, Rydal NSW,
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinUncle, John William Shumack, Dark Corner, Rydal NSW,
Enlistment date23 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Bert was a member of the Sportsmans Unit and I am not sure but I understand he was recomended for a commission and also a medal for bravery had he lived. He was serving under Captain Mann at his time of death."
FateDied of wounds 9 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death20.10
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Nephew and adopted son of Richard and Mary SHUMACK, Dark Corner, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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