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Regimental number7578
Place of birthNorthampton, England
SchoolState School
Age on arrival in Australia29
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoot finisher
AddressAlphington, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs B A Sumpter, Perry Street, Alphington, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in South African War.
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 July 1918
Place of death or woundingBoursres, France
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah SUMPTER; husband of Rose Annie SUMPTER, "Roseville", Pointnepean Road, Gardenvale, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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