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Sydney C. O'Shanessey


8th Infantry Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus Robur
  • Planted By: M. Gibson
  • Plaque: 2460

Additional Info

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Sydney Cyril O'Shannessy was an 18 year old labourer from Ballarat when he enlisted there on 28th June 1916. He was directed to the 8th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 6576. On 9th August 1918 he was killed in action at Lihons. His name is recorded on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.
Tree No. 2460

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour