John Harold Ashley SORRELL MM

SORRELL, John Harold Ashley

Service Number: 913
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lithgow, NSW, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Lithgow
Occupation: Student
Died: 3 July 1976, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 913, 13th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 913, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography

_________Rev. J. H. SorrellGOULBURN APPOINTMENTA distinguished- war servicerecord is held by Rev. J; H. Sorrell, MM, who has been chosenby the Methodist Conference tosucceed:- Rev. A. W. Parton as    superintendent minister of the  Goulburn Circuit.  Mr. Sorrell enlisted in 1914, in theranks, with the 13th Brigade, went toEngland, then to Gallipoli, serving  there throughout. While at Hill 60Mr. Sorrell earned, the MilitaryMedal. He returned to England asQ.M.S, and, as such, went to France.T'here, to have earned merit in the4th Division, meant that Mr. Sorrellwas, indeed, a very good soldier.In France in 1917 he won his commission, went to Cambridge, and    trained as an officer, then continued  tlhrough--and right though without  being wounded. In 1918 the Dunsterforce was formed, a man from eachbrigade being, selected to go away ona secret service job. Mr. Sorrell musthave earned the regard his seniorofficers to have been selected to represent the brigade.He went to Persia, and the Armistice found him there. He returned toAustralia and had since served as aminister at Deniliquin, Cowra, andCootamundra.              

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