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Regimental number1860
Place of birthQuirindi, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address126 Alice Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.7
Height5' 3.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Sarson, 126 Alice Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/130/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 2 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date29 November 1917
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 25 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism), Sydney, 29 November 1917.

Medal: British War Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death7 May 1938
Age at death48
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SARSON Walter

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