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Title: Philip McShane
Formatted Name: McShane, Philip John
Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Service Number: 343
Place of Birth: London (England)
Biographical notes: In March 1914 “Nipper” McShane was due to fight a bout with Jimmy Cain, who had to withdraw due to illness. He fought S.W. Brown instead. McShane had some experience boxing in Melbourne previously. Brown retired at the end of the second round, suffering from a chest cold. John's death notice records “Beloved husband of Esther.”
Occupation: Civil servant
Age at Enlistment: 33
Place of Enlistment: Casula (N.S.W.)
Unit: Mining Corps 1, Company 1
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1953-05-02
Place of Death: Artarmon (N.S.W.)
Place of Burial: Northern Suburbs Crematorium (N.S.W.)
Service History: McShane left Darwin with the Fourth Contingent, October 1915. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A38 'Ulysses' on 20 February 1916. Transferred to Australian Electrical & Mechanical Mining Unit 30 September 1916. Returned to Australia 20 December 1917 on MT 'Runic' with tuberculosis. Discharged 1 April 1918.
Related link: Embarkation Roll - HMAT A38 'Ulysses'.
Nominal Roll
"Death Notice", The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 May 1953: p.28.
"Fourth Contingent", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 7 October: p.15.
"Boxing match", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 19 March: p.7.
Service Record
Farewell Smoke Social Programme, Fourth Contingent, October 1915.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
World War, 1914-1918
Northern Territory
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