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Sydney SHELDON

Regimental number2401
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
Address18 Aspen Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Sheldon, 18 Aspen Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Discharge date24 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked from Australia, 29 September 1915. Fell while on board ship and twisted knee, which thereafter locked continually.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.

Admitted to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 9 July 1916 (synositis, left knee); transferred to England, 18 July 1916; admitted to hospital, treated and released to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 September 1916. Knee continuously treated throughtout 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Kenilworth Castle', 12 March 1918; transferred to another ship ('Field Marshall') at Durban, 28 April 1918. Disembarked in Australia, 22 May 1918; discharged, 24 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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