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Joseph Surtees SOWERBY

Regimental number7070
Place of birthHampstead, London England
SchoolUniversity College School, London England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationProduce dealer
AddressP.O. Willow Tree, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, J.E. Sowerby, Pinner, Middlesex, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMeteren
Age at death31.8
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialLonguenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 85), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
38
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Jane SOWERBY, Jesmond Cottage, 4 Woodridings Avenue, Hatch End, Middlesex, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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