|Place of birth||Wangaratta, Victoria|
|School||Hurdle Creek State School No 2536, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Collie, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||42|
|Next of kin||Brother, John Shanks, Bobinawarra, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||43|
|Place of burial||Tyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XLII, Row G, Grave No 8), Passchendaele, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James Clarke and Rose Ann SHANKS|
|Family/military connections||1st Cousin: 5421 Lance Corporal Gordon Frederick McALIECE, 8th Bn, killed in action, 11 August 1918; 2nd Cousin: 170 Sergeant Ernest McALIECE, 10th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917; marched in to 12th Training Bn, Codford, 6 March 1917.
Admitted to hospital, Codford, 15 May 1917 (mumps); marched in to 12th Training Bn from hospital, 26 May 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 June 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 17 July 1917.
Detached for duty to 4th Australian Division Headquarters, 21 September 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Name does not appear on Embarkation Roll.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SHANKS David|