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Sydney NESS

Regimental number2960
Place of birthTarcourie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWarrow, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Ness, Warrow, South Australia
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 6 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 August 1918
Place of death or woundingBray, Somme Sector, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBronfay Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No.56), Bray-sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Susan NESS, Warrow, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousins: 1874 Pte John GREEN, 5th Pioneer Bn, killed in action, 30 September 1917; 6127 Pte Malcolm Peter Lock NESS, 28th Bn, killed in action, 2 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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