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Sydney SOWTER

Regimental number4307
Place of birthUltimo, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolGranville Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoilermaker
AddressClyde Street, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs L M Sowater, C/o Mrs Lee, Onslow Street, Granville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Sydney spelt Sidney
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row D, Grave No. 19), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Margaret SOWTER; husband of Linda OVERALL SOWTER, Onslow Street, Granville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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