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Full Name: Ernest Arthur Shannon
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Ernest Arthur
Surname: Shannon
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 8/2726
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Next of Kin: Mrs J. Johnstone (mother), North Revell Street, Hokitika, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 6 Reid Street, South Dunedin, New Zealand
Military District: Otago
Body on Embarkation: 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Otago Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 14 August 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Willochra or Tofua
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 654
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 2 December 1915
Age at Death: 20
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: D. X. 1.
Biographical Notes: Ernest Shannon was the son of Arthur and Emma Shannon, of North Revell St., Hokitika, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
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