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Sorell, Edward Trevor (1895–1917)

Edward Trevor Sorell, n.d. photographer unknown

Edward Trevor Sorell, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

DWARD TREVOR SORELL was born at Hobart, Tasmania, on 20th January, 1895, the son of Mr. Hugh Percy and Mrs. Florence Sorell. He was educated at the Leslie House School, Hobart, and the Church Grammar School, Launceston. Entering the Bank’s service at Devonport on 6th May, 1912, he was transferred to Hobart on 17th October, 1913; to the Inspector’s Department, Head Office, on 1st April, 1915; and to North Sydney on 14th May, 1915.

Edward Trevor Sorell enlisted as a member of the A.I.F. in September, 1916. He took part in many engagements in France, and whilst advancing on the Ypres front in Flanders in September, 1917, he received a number of wounds in the body, the right arm and right eye, and was admitted to hospital, where it was found necessary to amputate his arm and remove his eye. After the operations he appeared to be progressing favourably, but eventually succumbed, and died on 24th November, 1917, at the Australian General Hospital, Etaples. He was buried in the British cemetery there.

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'Sorell, Edward Trevor (1895–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/sorell-edward-trevor-24218/text32996, accessed 7 April 2020.

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Edward Trevor Sorell, n.d. photographer unknown

Edward Trevor Sorell, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Life Summary [details]

Birth

20 January 1895
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Death

24 November 1917
Etaples, France

Cause of Death

war wounds

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