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Sidney Victor LONG

Regimental number5715
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolCamp School, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressLaanecoorie, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, J W Long, Laanecoorie, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 8th Batt Inf Bendigo.
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 3), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James LONG. Native of Long Gully, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother to Royal Neville Long killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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