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Regimental number5406
Place of birthSelkirk, Roxburghshire, Scotland
SchoolTrinity Public School, U.K.
Age on arrival in Australia25
AddressCabramatta PO, Cabramatta
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizageth Sherriff, 6 Alice crescent, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date19 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTook part in the attack on Bullecourt on 3 May 1917. Was wounded on that date and was taken prisoner on 7 May 1917. Died in Langinsalza Prisoner-of-War Camp on 9 October 1917.
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 9 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialNiederzwehran Cemetery (Plot VI, Row L, Grave No. I), Cassel, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth SHERRIFF, 6 Allars Crescent, Hawick, Scotland

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