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Regimental number586
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWhite Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 7"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinBrother, H Sommerville, White Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceYes 12th L.H. previously discharged
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2388
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 4 October 1918
Discharge date22 January 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 20 January 1916; disembarked 21 February 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 22 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 July 1929
SourcesNAA: B2455, SOMMERVILLE John

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