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Henry Robert SPURRITT

Regimental number3612
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoot manufacture
Address10 Compton Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Edith Spurritt, 10 Compton Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3612B
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres Belgium
Age at death21.3
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 29), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Annie Edith SPURRITT, 50 Leicester Street, Parkside, South Australia
Family/military connectionsFather: 2481 Pte Edward SPURRITT, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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