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Claude Joseph SEWELL

Regimental number1771
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
AddressThe Gunyah, Osgood Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Sewell, Campsie, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 28 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918

Military Medal

'During the operations near WESTHOEK on 20th September 1917 this N.C.O. gave valuable assistance in organising carrying parties after casualties had occurred and in seeing that supplies reached the front line. He also displayed during the consolidation of the objective under heavy shell fire, great coolness. He was twice wounded before he left his post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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