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Sydney HORNIMAN

Regimental number2418
Date of birth2 November 1879
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPurser
Address37 Ocean Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 10.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss J Horniman, 37 Ocean Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Discharge date14 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 14 February 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: debility following trench fever), 14 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAge at embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 26.
Date of death12 June 1966
Age at death86
Place of burialEastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, HORNIMAN Sydney

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