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Sydney Roy HEBBLETHWAITE

Regimental number30531
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy, Victoria
SchoolUniversity High School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper
Address15 Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M.A. Hebblethwaite, 15 Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury, Victoria
Previous military serviceVolunteer Defence Force (Ocean Island and Narau).
Enlistment date14 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 14, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Trench Motar Battery
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas residing at Nauru, Marshall Islands (German territory) at outbreak of war.
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
20
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Mary HEBBGLETHWAITE. Native of Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched into Australian Details, 30 January 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 14 February 1917 (laryngitis); transferred to Tidworth Military Hospital, 28 February 1917; discharged, 11 May 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 12 May 1917.

Marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 17 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 July 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 24 July 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 28 July 1917; taken on strength of 3rd Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, in the field, 5 August 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, 24 February 1918, and transferred to 1st Australian Divisional Rest Station the same day (laryngitis); to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 27 February 1918; to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 1 March 1918; to Ambulance Train, 4 March 1918; to No 6 British Red Cross Hospital, Etaples, 4 March 1918; to England, 10 March 1918; to No 1 Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 10 March 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 26 March 1918; discharged to furlough, 28 March 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 13 April 1918, and classified 'B1A3'.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 8 May 1918.

Found guilty, 23 May 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight, 21 May 1918, until 0745 hours, 22 May 1918: awarded 1 day's confined to barracks, and total forfeiture of 3 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 June 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 6 June 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 10 June 1918; rejoined 3rd Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 14 June 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Buried by Chaplain S.A. Beveridge, Bovre Cemetery, 5 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEBBLETHWAITE Sydney Roy

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