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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


4922 Acting Corporal (A/Cpl) George Thomson Shields, 14th Battalion.  Broadmeadows, c 13 March 1916


Shields G T        Pte    4922    George Thomson               14 Inf Bn    19    Butcher    Single    C of E       

Address:    Essendon, Combermere St, 24   

Next of Kin:    Shields, S, father, 24 Combermere St, Essendon   

Enlisted:    28 Aug 1915       

Embarked:     A68 Anchises 14 Mar 1916   


Australian Red Cross Society

Missing and Wounded Enquiry Bureau.


Missing 11.4.17
[Captured Reincourt - B2455]

Prisoner of War - interned Dulmen
Cert by information from Man by Post Card dated 28.5.17

I saw him and slept alongside him right up to May 15th 1917
Witness SGT F W Dalitz 14th Battn, Harefield

Transferred Coy 1 Zerbst.  Extract from Post-Card from Man dated 16.7.17

Interned Zerbst.  "Am in good health and receiving grocery parcels regularly."  Extract from post-card received from man dated 15.10.17

Interned Zerbst.  "This leaves me well".  Cert. by extract from Post card received from man dated 21.1.18

Interned Zerbst
"This leaves me in the best of health and thanking you earnestly for the parcels I receive regularly."
Cert by extract from Post Card received from man dated 18.3.18 also letter dated 15.4.18


Repatriated Prisoner of War - arrived Hull 2-1-19.




Later promoted to Corporal, Sheilds was posted as missing in action. It was subsequently determined that he had been captured at Reincourt and was being held in Germany as a prisoner of war. Following the Armistice he was repatriated to England and returned to Australia on 2 March 1919.


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall R-Y   (G F)

St James Anglican Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Missing

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