Private Thomas Kennedy Shiel died in action during unusual flood off the coast of New Guinea, just eight months before the end of World War II

Updated September 2 2020 - 6:01am, first published 5:56am
SHOVELLING SNOW IN SYRIA: Members of the 2/3 Battalion clearing snow in 1942.
HARD WORKER: Thomas Kennedy Shiel.

DONNA Collier always knew a relative fought in World War II, but it wasn't until she searched on the internet for more information she found the heroic story of her great uncle, Thomas Kennedy Shiel.

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