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John Charles SURMAN

Regimental number7191
Place of birthBirmingham, England
Age on arrival in Australia2
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFloor layer
AddressCollingwood, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs N Surman, 76 Perry Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Enlistment date1 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingEtaples, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXVII, Row E, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Tom and Jessie SURMAN; husband of Nellie SURMAN, 198 Johnstone Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria. Native of Birmingham, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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