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Sydney Lee GREENHAM

Regimental number2652
Place of birthBalranald, New South Wales
SchoolConvent School, Balranald, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressBalranald, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.7
Height5' 8.5"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Greenham, Balranald, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialOvillers Military Cemtery (Plot XII, Row X, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 7th Bn, Serapeum, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked, Marseille, 31 March 1916.

Reported missing in action, 18 August 1916.

Court of Enquiry, 16 June 1917, determined fate as 'Killed in action, 18 August 1916.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREENHAM Sydney Lee
Red Cross File 1210714G

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