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Sydney Cecil SHERWIN

Regimental number979
Place of birthBoomanoomana Station, Mulwala, New South Wales
SchoolHopefield Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOakleigh, Corowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W Sherwin, Oakleigh, Corowa, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 17), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Williama nd Edith SHERWIN, Handley Station, Albury, New South Wales. Native of Corowa, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.31352 Gunner William George Norman Sherwin, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade (23rd Reinforcement).

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