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Sidney Thomas RATCLIFFE

Regimental number4471
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolMaitland Public School and Maitland High School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressBeckman Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Ratcliffe, Beckman Street ,West Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Militia.
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War 12 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNiederzwehren Cemetery (Plot VII, Row C, Grave No. 9), Cassel, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
70
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Elizabeth RATCLIFFE, Gordon Avenue, Hamilton, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1306 Corporal James RATCLIFFE, 4th Bn, killed in action, 6-9 August 1915; 4882 Pte John RATCLIFFE, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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