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William SURTEES

Regimental number225
Place of birthSunderland, County of Durham, England
SchoolQueen's Park Higher Grade School, Glashgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia21-22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressUnion Street, South Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, William Surtees, Kingsley Avenue, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed in Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force, Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment date3 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Machine Gun Company
FateDied of wounds 4 April 1918
Place of death or woundingSailly-le-Sec, Somme Sector, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBonnay Communal Cemetery Extension Row A, Grave no. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
179
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Alice SURTEES, 11 Kingsley Avenue, Crosshill, Glasgow, Scotland. Native of Sunderland, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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