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Edward Trevor SORELL

Regimental number30792
Date of birth20 January 1895
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolLeslie House School, Hobart; Grammar School, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBank of New South Wales, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, H P Sorell, 9 Abbott Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in the 41st Battery Australian Field Artillery; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date27 September 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 25, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/135/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Devonport Branch, 6 May 1912; transferred to Hobart Branch, 17 October 1913; to Inspector's Department, Head Office, 1 April 1915; North Sydney Branch, 14 May 1915.
FateDied of wounds 24 November 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death22.9
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXX, Row M, Grave No. 25A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Florence SORELL, 9 Abbott Street, Launceston, Tasmania. Native of Hobart, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched into Australian Details, Perham Downs, 30 January 1917.

Marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 26 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 July 1917; attached to 8th Light Trench Mortar Battery, in the field, 1 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (gun shot wound, right eye, chest, fractured right arm); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 29 September 1917, and transferred same day to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 30, 29 September 1917, and admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples.

Right arm amputated; right eye removed.

Died of wounds, 24 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 367
NAA B2455 file 8088704.

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