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William Ronald SEDGMAN

Regimental number1310
Place of birthKorumburra, South Gippsland, Victoria
SchoolKorumburra State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
Address138 Somerset Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Albert Sedgman, 138 Somerset Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets.
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 December 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death18.11
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. 7), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Catherine SEDGMAN, 138 Somerset Street, Richmond, Victoria. Native of Korumburra, Victoria
Family/military connectionsUncle: Cpt Walter Spencer Sedgman; cousins: Pte Marcourt Sedgman; Pte Roy Wilkinson; Stanley Sedgman MM; all killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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