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John Lewis KERSWELL

Regimental number5058
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressCox River PO, Cox River via Picton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, H Kerswell, Cox River PO, Cox River via Picton, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Special Memorial), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
122
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Sabina KERSWELL, Warragamba, Coxs River, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 16083 Driver Arthur Leicester KERSWELL, 1st Field Squadron Engineers, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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