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Number Private 338

Battalion 15th Australian Machine Gun Company

Place of Birth Nhill

Next of Kin William Shrives of Meeniyan.
His mother was Selina Shrives

Date and place of enlistment Meeniyan on the 18/5/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 23 years and 11 months,
6'1", 185 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion Methodist

Occupation farmer

Date and place of death

He suffered a bullet wound to the right shoulder, which penetrated the chest on 18/10/17 at Popperinghe, Belgium. He was transferred to the Canadian Casualty Clearing Station and died on the 22/10/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his family resided in Meeniyan.

Military History

8/5/16 He enlisted in Meeniyan
16/8/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Orantes
2/10/16 He disembarked Plymouth
He was in camp at Grantham and Park House
1/2/17 He went to France via Folkestone disembarking at Boulogne
16/3/17 He went out to his unit
26/9/17 He was wounded in action suffering a bullet wound to the head
3/10/17 He returned to his unit
18/10/17 He was wounded in action and went to the Third Australian Field Ambulance. A bullet entered his right shoulder and penetrated the chest.
He was transferred to Second Canadian Casualty Clearing Station
22/10/17 He died of wounds
His father received his scroll
His effects consisted of a disc, pipe, fountain pen, metal rings, testament, photo case, two wallets, notebook, purse, 2 belts, badges, buttons, compass, key, a silver locket, 2 metal lockets, two coins, photos, cards, letters
15/11/17 The family asked for a death certificate
The family received all his medals
Charles Shrives was his brother



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