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Sidney Matthew GARRETT

Regimental number124
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Balmain, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressStanstol Street, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, - Garrett, Stanstol Street, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateDied of wounds 6 March 1917
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death29.6
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 34), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
23
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Matthew and Mary GARRETT, Percy Street, Gladesville, Sydney. Native of Balmain, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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