Theodore Oswald SURMAN


SURMAN, Theodore Oswald

Service Number: 1614
Enlisted: 4 December 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cardigan, Victoria, 11 January 1876
Home Town: Yinnar, Latrobe, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer/Postmaster
Died: Died of Illness, Melbourne, Victoria, 17 May 1918, aged 42 years
Cemetery: Hazelwood Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1614, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1614, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
19 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1614, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1614, 5th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
25 Jul 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1614, 5th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"SURMAN.- On the 17th May, at Base Hospital, Theodore Oswald, ex-sgt. 5th Btn. A.I.F., fourth son of the late John and Jessie Surman, of Cardigan, and brother of John (late A.I.F.), the late Alex., Barbara, James (late A.I.F.), Rene, and Geoffrey (late A.I.F.). 

"He answered his country's call." - from the Melbourne Argus 25 May 1918 (