The AIF Project


Regimental number26242
Place of birthMaidenhead England
ReligionChurch of England
Address5 Duff Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Lester, 5 Duff Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Previous military service88th Infantry
Enlistment date30 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 25, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/135/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 April 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Sidney Lester on NR
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Greave No. 24), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Kate LESTER, 8 Crawford Road, Maylands, Western Australia. Native of Maidenhead, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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