John Reginald Shallberg

Shallberg copyName   John Reginald Shallberg

Number    2nd Lieutenant 357

Battalion      8th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Shepparton 

Next of Kin   His father, The Revenand John H Shallberg The Manse Trentham later Malvern

Date and place of enlistment   Surrey Hills 28/8/1914

Physical details   Age 20 years, 10 months 5’ 7”, 10 stone 7 pounds, fair hair

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   Bank clerk

Date and place of death

He suffered a gunshot wound to the head on 7/8/1915 and died of wounds on the Dunluce Castle.

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried at sea from the Dunluce Castle. He has his name on the Lone Pine Memorial

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He worked at the Bank of Australasia in Leongatha before going to the war. Prior to Leongatha he worked in Bright.

Military History 

  • 28/8/14 He enlisted in Surrey Hills
  • 19/10/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Benella
  • 25/4/15 He was at the Gallipoli landing
  • 7/8/15 He was wounded and died on a hospital ship
  • Notice of death

Sergeant J Reginald Shallberg (killed August 7) was 21 years of age and the younger son of the Rev J H Shallberg, Malvern Rd East Malvern. At the time of enlisting he was in the Bank of Australasia at Leongatha, but was previously stationed at Bright for two years. Immediately after the outbreak of war he went into camp at Broadmeadows, where he was made Lance Corporal of “C” Company in the 8th Infantry Battalion.  On the way to Egypt he was made corporal and after the first engagement at Gallipoli was promoted sergeant. The official notice of death stated that the Sergeant Shallberg received a gunshot wound in the head on August 7,and was buried at sea

In 1967 his only surviving relation Mrs. Winifred Ponsford of “Waldorf” 155 Fitzroy St St Kilda received his Gallipoli medal. His parents received his medals in the 1920s

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