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Regimental number4654
Place of birthDubbo, New South Wales
Other NamesWILSON, Henry
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTalbragar Street, Dubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Sterling, Clinton Street, Orange, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets (Area 42A); 3 years in Citizen Military Forces (42nd Infantry); still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Discharge date16 October 1919
Other details

Enlisted as Henry WILSON.

War service: Western Front

Embarked sydney, 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917.

By Stautory Declaration, 13 February 1917, assumed true name of Roy George STERLING.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Chemnitz', 7 July 1919; disembarked sydney, 8 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 16 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as STIRLING .
SourcesNAA: B2455, STERLING Roy George

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