Thomas Patrick SHANNON

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SHANNON, Thomas Patrick

Service Number: 3897
Enlisted: 28 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kensington, South Australia, 13 February 1887
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers College, Adelaide
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Killed in action, France, 16 August 1916, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Norwood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3897, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3897, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Pozières
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3897, 50th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"LATE PTE. T. P. SHANNON.

Mr. and Mrs. T. Shannon, of William street, Norwood, have been notified that their eldest son, Pte. T. P. Shannon, was killed in action in France on August 16. The deceased left for the front in February last. He was educated at the Christian Brothers' College, Adelaide, and was for nine years in the employ of Messrs. Robert Reid & Co., Limited. He was well known in athletic circles. His loss will be keenly felt by a large circle of friends, among whom he was highly esteemed." - from the Adelaide Register 23 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

 

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