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Sydney Lewis PATTERSON

Regimental number612
Date of birth30 November 1894
Place of birthPortland, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFisherman
AddressGawler Street, Portland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, F Patterson, Gawler Street, Portland, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 7 April 1917

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 14 July 1917

Temporary CAPT


Unit: Australian Military Forces
Promotion date: 3 October 1939

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: "9 March 1917

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 8 March 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Discharge date5 October 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917; 9 August 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 September 1957
Age at death62
Place of burialPortland Cemetery, Victoria

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