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John William SPARROW

Regimental number3466
Place of birthBungendore, New South Wales
SchoolConvent (Catholic) School, Bungendore, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressBungendore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Sparrow, Bungendore, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 September 1916
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death27.11
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialContay British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
71
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of John and Honora Sparrow of Bungendore, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 28897 Driver Thomas Francis SPARROW, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919.

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