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Arthur Owen SOMMERLAD

Regimental number11596
Place of birthTenterfield, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
Address'Lyra', De Winton Street, Hornsby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, W H Sommerlad, De Winton Street, Horsnby, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in 19th Infantry, Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHornsby, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date27 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 27 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as SUMMERLAND.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SOMMERLAD Arthur Owen

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