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Arthur John SYVRET

Regimental number605
Date of birth6 February 1890
Place of birthExeter, South Australia
SchoolLeFevres Peninsula Public School, South Australia
OccupationFitter and turnEr
AddressYoe Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Syvret, Yoe Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 December 1916
Place of death or woundingGapps Trench, Delville Wood, Flers, France
Age at death25.10
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row K, Grave No. 8A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Louisa SYVRET, Yeo Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Gallipoli; invalided to Malta; recovered and rejoined unit at Gallipoli. Subsequently invalided to England. Transferred to 1st Pioneer Bn.

Wounded in action, France; admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples; died of wounds, 25 December 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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