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Regimental number2892
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
SchoolBundaberg Central State School, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, K G Sinclair, Bourbon Street, Bundaberg, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"One of the best shots in the battalion, was acting stretcher bearer and bringing in the wounded under heavy fire." [Father: J.A. Sinclair on Bundaberg, Queensland.]
FateKilled in Action 21 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 28), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: J. and Edith SINCLAIR, Grand Hotel, Bundaberg, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: John (Possibly John Francis Stuart) Sinclair, 28th Battalion, who was [frozen ?] at Flers on 5 November 1916 and so returned to Australia, where he died.

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