Arthur Townsend Sherwin

AT Sherwin. Image courtesy Molong Express and Western District Advertiser.

Arthur Townsend Sherwin. Image courtesy Molong Express and Western District Advertiser.

Arthur Townsend Sherwin was born in Cargo in 1889, the eldest son of Arthur Sherwin and his wife Catherine.

Arthur was an accountant at the ABC Bank in Wentworth prior to his enlistment in September 1915. He embarked from Adelaide in January 1916 and served in the Australian Light Horse in Egypt and Greece until he was hospitalised with a hernia. Corporal Sherwin was invalided to Australia in June 1916 for an operation, after which he was discharged as medically unfit.

Following his return from the war Arthur joined the ABC Bank in Deniliquin, where he worked as a teller and, in October 1916 married Doris Skinner. In March 1926 he took up a government appointment at Rabaul in New Guinea. Arthur died in Goroka, New Guinea in Febraury 1965, aged 76.

Arthur’s two brothers – Norman Douglas Sherwin and Frank Herbert Sherwin – also served in WWI.

Molong Express and Western District Advertiser, 15 April 1916, p. 4
From Egypt to The Front – Letters from Cargo Soldier

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This entry was posted on September 11th, 2014.