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Regimental number4084
True NameMARCROFT, Russell Sewell
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBroom sewer
Address9 Piper Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs E. Wilson, Charles Road, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 20th Bn, Citizen Military Forces; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement.
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich
Discharge date14 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Beltana', 17 March 1917; disembarked Sydney, 12 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit: dilated action of heart), Sydney, 14 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 June 1950
Age at death51
Place of burialOrange Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARTIN Henry

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