William Haswell SHELTON

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SHELTON, William Haswell

Service Number: 253
Enlisted: 2 September 1914, Enlisted at Gympie, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Harrisville, Queensland, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Murgon, South Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 31
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Murgon Memorial Wall, Murgon RSL Honour Board, Murgon War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 253, Enlisted at Gympie, QLD
24 Sep 1914: Involvement Private, SN 253, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Sep 1914: Embarked Private, SN 253, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Henry and Elizabeth Selina Shelton of 'Merlwood', Murgon, QLD. Brother of Clifford Henry Shelton who returned to Australia on 18 October 1917 having served with the 26th Battalion

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal