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Lewis STURZAKER

Regimental number939
Place of birthWestbury, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressBiralee, Westbury, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 8"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, Neil Sturzaker, Biralee, Westbury, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Corneilisus John and Harriet STURZAKER. Plaque in Launceston Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date29 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 12 July 1918; disembarked Sydney, 17 August 1918, for onward travel to Hobart; discharged (wounded), Hobart, 29 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death17 January 1938
Age at death56
Place of burialWestbury Cemetery, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, STURZAKER Lewis

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