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Harold Ashley SORRELL

Regimental number913
Date of birth30 November 1889
Place of birthLithgow, New South Wales
True NameSORRELL, John Harold Ashley
AddressFerro Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinH Sorrell, Ferro Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRosehill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 February 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date3 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, Mesopotamia (Dunsterforce)

Appointment terminated (discharged), 3 June 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 1 December 1941; discharged, 15 March 1946, as NX137939 Captain, 2/1st Australian Hospital Ship.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SORRELL Harold Ashley

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