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David Harold Maclean SINCLAIR

Place of birthHarrow, Victoria
SchoolEden Hope State School, Victoria
OccupationStation overseer
AddressWinton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Sinclair, 8A Mary Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date30 January 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"The first brigade was drawn up in close formation at the [Weli Sheik Muan] on the morning of 20 April 1917 when enemy planes bombed the troops. With no thought of his own danger he stood exhorting his men to lay down in safety. The last man lay down - a bomb fell nearby and their leader paid The Great Sacrifice." [Mother: Mary Sinclair of St Kilda, Victoria.]
FateKilled in Action 20 April 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name David Harold
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row Q, Grave No. 83), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary SINCLAIR, 8 Mary Street, St. Kilda, Victoria

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