Sydney Frank LOUGHLIN

Regimental number11355
Place of birthNorth Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolWoolahra Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Wallawa', Burlington Road, Homebush, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, G Loughlin, 'Wallawa', Burlington Road, Homebush, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Cadets and first Naval and Military Expedition to German New Guinea.
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Valuable services as signaller, under very heavy fire showing great coolness and courage. (East of Ypres).'
Recommendation date: 10 October 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWon the Military Medal.
FateKilled in Action 17 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row B, Grave No. 8), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Gertrude LOUGHLIN. Native of Sydney

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsCousin to Lt V T W Robins 2nd Batt (Machine Gun Section), killed in action 26/5/17.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal