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Regimental number794
Place of birthCarlisle, England
SchoolGlasgow, Scotland
OccupationCoal miner
AddressKurri Kurri, Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinsister, Mrs Elizabeth Cann, 411 Cumberland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Previous military serviceSamual Sproat served for 6 weeks in NZEF, was discharged for deafness, he then joined the AIF 9 days after been discharged from the NZEF.
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollMining Corps
FateKilled in Action 18 May 1916
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 390), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Janet SPROAT. Native of Edinburgh, Scotland

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