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Date of birth21 January 1885
AddressKing Street, Croydon, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M C B Sommerville, King Street, Croydon, South Australia
Previous military service78th Infantry
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1915
Discharge date31 March 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, abdomen); admitted to Deaconese Hospital, Alexandria, 30 April 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kyarra', 10 June 1915 (gun shot wound, back, and paralysis, back: permanently incapacitated); appointment terminated (discharged), 31 March 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SOMMERVILLE Alfred Cyril

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