|Place of birth||Curragh Camp, Kildare, Ireland|
|School||Guildford School, Ireland and Leighoniel College, Belfast, Ireland.|
|Age on arrival in Australia||40|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||4 Birchgrove Road, Balmain, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||43|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs M Sturgeon, 41 Birchgrove Road, Balmain, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 15 years and 75 days in 54th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery, British Army.|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||56th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Served in the South African War received Kings Medal 2 clasps and Queens Medal 3 clasps. Served on the Indian Frontier 12 years service abroad.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||45|
|Age at death from cemetery records||45|
|Place of burial||Anzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 7), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Helen STURGEON; husband of Mary STURGEON, 41 Birchgrove Road, Balmain, New South Wales. Native of Curragh Camp, Kildare, Ireland|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 4th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916.
Transferred to 56th Bn, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 56th Bn, 16 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Buried at Sailly-sur-la-Lys Cemetery by Reverend W.M. Holliday, 20 July 1916.
Statement, 2997 Pte J. ROGERS, 56th Bn, 16 November 1916: 'He was killed at Fleurbaix on July 19th. I saw his dead body in a bay of the front line trench. He had only just come into the trench when he was killed outright by a shell, which smashed him up very badly.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, STURGEON William
Red Cross File No 2660406