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John SUMNER

Regimental number3370
Place of birthNormanton, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAssistant mine manager
AddressLewis Street, Maryville, Wickham, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 9"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rachael Sumner, Lewis Street, Maryville, Wickham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 April 1916
Place of enlistmentRoseberry Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company - No 1 Military District
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary SUMNER
Discharge date14 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 30 March 1918; disembarked Sydney, 15 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 14 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 November 1931
Age at death56
Place of burialSandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SUMNER John

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