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Sydney HENDRY

Regimental number5107
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolFortitude Valley School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressWyatt Street, Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Hendry, Wyatt Street, Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed 3 years in the Naval Cadets.
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 March 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22.7
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension, (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
148
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Maggie HENDRY, Wyatt Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Medals

Military Medal

'During the recent operations near BROODSEINDE on the night 9th October, 1917, and the morning of 10th October, 1917, Private HENDRY in his position as stretcher bearer, carried wounded men from the front line to Regimental Aid Post under extremely heavy fire. Time and again he returned to the front line and was the means of saving many lives. His conduct throughout the whole operation was such as to warrant his being selected for some distinguished decoration.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 18686 Driver James Kermack HENDRY, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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