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Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolPrivate tuition
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier and vigneron
AddressGoorambat, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinMrs Annie Sergeant, Goorambat East, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Boer War as Lt in 5th Mounted Rifles Contingent, received Queen's Medal with 3 clasps; Quartermaster of 8th Australian Light Horse Regt upon return. 1908-1910, Militia Adjutant, then Area Officer.
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 12 (27 January 1916).

FateKilled in Action 1 January 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death45
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Artillery Road Plot 6), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Note date of death. Parents: Robert and Mary SERGEANT; husband of Annie SERGEANT, Goorambat East, Victoria. Native of Melbourne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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