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Alfred Edwin SAWTELL

Regimental number1728
Place of birthWoodbury, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia
AddressRoseberry, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Sawtell, Harvey Street, Roseberry, South Australia
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularOne of a private nature. But he was a most faithful loving son and brother.
FateDied of wounds 2 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 35), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Marie SAWTELL, Harvey Street, Rosebery, South Australia. Native of South Australia. Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4265 Pte Herbert Arthur SAWTELL, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 3 April 1919; Cousin 2682 Company Sergeant Major James Edwin SAWTELL, 13th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 28 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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