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Regimental number659
Place of birthPlympton, Devon, England
SchoolChurch School, England
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShip's fireman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinSister, Mrs R Cleall, 50 Palmer Avenue, Lavender Hill, Clapham Junction, England
Previous military serviceServed in Thornycrofts Mounted Infantry and went through South African War.
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe became a Sergeant and was one of the men sent to London to represent our colonies at the late King Edward's coronation.
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death45.10
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row K, Grave No. 44), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Phoebe SAMPSON. Native of Devon, England

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