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Ernest Rickard SAWYER

Regimental number206
Place of birthPort Lincoln, South Australia
SchoolPort Lincoln Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressCarpo, Arno Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinFather, C W Sawyer, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 June 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Rickard spelt Richard
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialDive Copse British Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 18), Sailly-le-Sec, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Julia SAWYER, Port Lincoln, South Australia

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