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Shine, Thomas Patrick (18550)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 3 September 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 18550            view online service record

395 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Patrick Shine (father)
Spring Vale Station
Ada Vale, QLD

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 18 January 1916
Ship: HMAT Vestalia A44
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment – 13th Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 3 May 1917
Place: France

Gunner, 11 Field Artillery, killed in action 3 May, 1917, France, aged HAC Cemetery, Ecoust St Mein, Arras, France.

Father: Patrick SHINE, wife: Mrs Helen Shine, born Port Melbourne. Enlisted at just 19 with his father in Queensland as next of kin, but he married before embarking with his and wife’s address as 395 Collins Street, Melbourne, later adjusted to 237 York Street, South Melbourne from where most of the correspondence following her husband’s death was addressed. . His father, 6910, Patrick SHINE (born Ireland) enlisted in Brisbane at 41 years of age. No circular returned.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 9, 2016 9.27 am 0Likes

    “I knew casualty. He was a man about 5ft 8ins., fair complexion, about 24 years of age, known as “Tom”. He was transferred to the Artillery in Egypt and was a sailor. Casualty was in his dug-out at battery position at Bllecourt. I was 30 yards away at the time of his death working the gun. He was buried at the battery position with Bdr, Wickham. A cross was erected with his name and number on it” (E. J. Locke, No. 4833)

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