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Sydney Laurence MERRITT

Regimental number2944
Place of birthClarendon South Australia
OccupationFitter's worker
AddressHigh Street, Cheltenham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Merritt, Clarendon, South Australia
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 26 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row D, Grave No. 2), France
Commemoration detailsKangarilla Cemetery, South Australia ('For King and Country')
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mrs. J. and Mrs Ann MERRITT, Clarendon, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 568 Pte Percival Charles MERRITT, 11th Bn, died of disease, Malta, 26 October 1915.

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