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William SURMAN

Regimental number56173
Place of birthPlumstead, London, England
SchoolPublic School, East Ham, England
Age on arrival in Australia10
ReligionChurch of England
AddressJamestown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, C.J. Surman, Turton Road, Georgetown, Waratah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 June 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 June 1918
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 to 6 (SA) Reinforcements (May-Oct 1918)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 23 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of disease 20 October 1918
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (Plot 368A, Row E, Grave No. 21), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles James and Doris Elizabeth Mary SURMAN, Robert Street, Jesmond, New South Wales
Other details

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.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SURMAN William

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