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Joseph Augustine SEWELL

Regimental number5434
Place of birthDelmaine, Essington, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRock chopper
AddressDelmaine, Essington, via 0'Connell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Sewell, Delmaine, Essington, via 0' Connell, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 March 1917
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Mary SEWELL, Delmaine, Essington, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: Pte Thomas Sewell, died of wounds.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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