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William SURMAN

Regimental number7084
Date of birth10 May 1891
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Australia
SchoolBroken Hill Public School, New South Wales
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address59 Margaret Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J L Surman, 33 Mann Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date10 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date26 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4280 Pte Norman Langley SURMAN, 10th Bn, killed in action, Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France, 16 August 1916.
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium. Wounded, Messines, Belgium, 11 June 1917; invalided to Edmonton Military Hospital, North London; recovered and returned to duty. Slightly wounded: Morcourt, 8 August 1918; Le Verquier, 18 September 1918. Gassed: Villers-Bretonneux, May 1918; Corbie, 13 June 1918; invalided to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, thence to Le Treport Convalescent Camp.

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