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Sydney Walter OVERALL

Regimental number20563
Date of birth21 February 1895
Place of birthMilang, South Australia
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressMilang, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Overall, Milang, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of eyesight)
Enlistment date26 January 1918
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board SS Gaika on 6 August 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 22 January 1920
Discharge date1 April 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 51835 Pte Ernest Graham OVERALL, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 July 1919.
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Adelaide, 6 August 1918; disembarked London, England, 13 October 1918.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 12 November 1918 (bronchitis); discharged to Training Depot, 25 November 1918.

Attached for duty to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 3 December 1918.

Admitted as patient to 1st ADH, 29 January 1919 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged, 1 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Friedrichsruh', 22 January 1920; disembarked Melbourne, 9 March 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 1 April 1920.

Medal: British War Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 16 April 1942; discharged, 25 September 1945, as S65474 Pte, 4th Bn, Volunteer Defence Corps.
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Walker.
SourcesNAA: B2455, OVERALL Sydney Walter

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