Sydney Percy SLY

Regimental number4794
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address18 Charles Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Grace Sly, 18 Charles Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date9 July 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 4 April 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 22 September 1916; taken on strength, 21st Bn,

Admitted to hospital, Cayeux, 16 January 1917 (myositis/sinovitis); transferred to 26th General Hospital, Etpales, 12 March 1917; rejoined Bn, 3 July 1917.

Transferred to 24th Bn, 13 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 18 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 September 1919; discharged, 9 July 19120.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 January 1953