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Eric Bransley LOYDSTROM

Regimental number2840
Place of birthBraidwood, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMining engineer
AddressForest Road, Hurstville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height6' 0"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Jane Loydstrom, Forest Road, Hurstville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets.
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Portion Church of England (Section 7F, Grave No. 376), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Nicholas and Cecilia LOYDSTROM. Native of Araluen, New South Wales
Discharge date30 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 31 October 1917; disembarked Melbourne, for onward overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: bronchitis), 30 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died, No 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick, 6 May 1920 (pulmonary tuberculosis).
Miscellaneous detailsName enetered in correctly on Embarkation Roll as LLOYDSTROM.
Date of death6 May 1920 - Randwick
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOYDSTROM Eric Bransley

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