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Sydney George MORTIMORE

Regimental number3188
Place of birthBowden South Australia
OccupationLocomotive cleaner
AddressEighth Street, Bowden, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Mortimore, Eighth Street, Bowden, South Australia
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He fought his machine gun with great skill and determination, holding an isolated post. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 22 Pte Percy MORTIMORE, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 August 1923
Age at death28.6
Place of burialHindmarsh Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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