Sergeant 12156 ERNEST WILLIAMS SEWELL of the Military Labour Corps died on 15 May 1919.
The Military Labour Bureau was set up in February 1916 to organise the army’s requirements in the East African theater for tens of thousands of native labourers or porters to carry its food, water and ammunition. A year later it as renamed the Military Labour Corps, with a complement of 220 officers, about 600 NCOs and 120 clerks.
He is buried in Upanga Road cemetery, Dar Es Salaam.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Hilda’s church, Brockley.
He was 37 years old, the son of Shadrach Alfred and Sarah Ann Sewell, of 2, Dalrymple Rd., Brockley.
Contributed By: Andy Pepper
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