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Harold Phillip SHERWIN

Regimental number169
Place of birthYaamba, Queensland
SchoolAllenstown State School, Rockhampton, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationJackeroo
AddressThe Springs, Yaamba near Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, George Ernest Sherwin, The Springs, Yaamba near Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death26
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 6), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin and Lucy SHERWIN. Native of The Srping, Yaamba, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: No.2424 Lance Corporal George Ernest Sherwin, 41st Battalion, who was killed in action at Clery, France on 2 September 1918 and No.650 Hubert Vicary Sherwin, 5th Light Horse Regiment, who returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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