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Shell, John Henry (27822)

Place of Birth: Meredith, VIC

Age: 23 years

Enlistment Details: Monday, 7 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 27822            view online service record

174 Buckhurst Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Alfred Shell (father)
174 Buckhurst Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 20 October 1916
Ship: HMAT Borda A30
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 10th Field Artillery Brigade, 10th Reinforcements

DOW: Wednesday, 23 October 1918
Place: France

NOK address at Embarkation: 330 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne

Gunner, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds 23 October, 1918, age 25, commemorated Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, France.

Parents: Alfred and Mrs Ann SHELL, born Meredith, educated Port Melbourne and South Melbourne SS. Enlisted as a 23 year-old engineer, his address as 174 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne, but with his parents at 330 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne. The circular was returned from Port Melbourne and simply showed Melbourne as the late serviceman’s place of association. Four brothers, three married sisters.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 22, 2017 1.03 pm 0Likes

    SHELL – Officially reported died of wounds on 23rd October, at the 5th Casualty Clearing Station, Gunner J Shell, loving son of Mrs A. Shell, Port Melbourne, and much loved brother of Albert, Mrs Linklater, Samuel, Mrs Charles, Mrs Lamond, Will and Joe, after two years’ service. Our hero
    Inserted by his sorrowing sister and brothers, C.C., W.S., and J.S.

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