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Regimental number3715
Place of birthCalunga, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPort August, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.6
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Sharpen, Terowie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 May 1917
Place of enlistmentPort Augusta, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date6 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Miltiades', 19 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 6 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 July 1945
Age at death57
Place of burialClare Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHARPEN William

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