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George Ernest SHERWIN

Regimental number2424
Place of birthYaamba, Queensland
SchoolPrivate School
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSheep overseer
AddressYaamba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinBrother, Mr Hubert Vicary Sherwin, Murweh, Charleville, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date28 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBuried at D'Aours, France.
FateDied of wounds 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingClery, France
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 61), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
134
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin and Amy SHERWIN, Yaamba, Rockhampton; brother of Hubert SHERWIN, "Sheerwood", Quilberry, S. and W. Railway, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.169 Harold Phillip Sherwin, 5th Light Horse Regiment, who was killed in action at Gallipoli on either 7 or 9 November 1915 and No.650 Hubert Vicary Sherwin, 5th Light Horse Regiment, who returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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