|Place of birth||Plumstead, London, England|
|School||Public School, East Ham, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||10|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Jamestown, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, C.J. Surman, Turton Road, Georgetown, Waratah, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1 to 6 (SA) Reinforcements (May-Oct 1918)|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/111/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Age at death||25|
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||Sutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (Plot 368A, Row E, Grave No. 21), Wiltshire|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charles James and Doris Elizabeth Mary SURMAN, Robert Street, Jesmond, New South Wales|
War service: England.
Embarked Melbourne, 23 July 1918; disembarked London, England, 27 September 1918; marched into 1st Training Bn, 27 September 1918, and allotted to 10th reinforcements the same day.
Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 14 October 1918 (influenza).
Died, Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 20 October 1918 (pneumonia, and influenza).
Buried, St John the Evangelist Cemetery, 23 October 1918.Medal: British War Medal.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SURMAN William|