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Roy SYKES

Regimental number31
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address94 Hope Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Sykes, 94 Hope Street, Geelong West, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This reliable and trustworthy warrant officer has always been of the greatest assistance to his commanding officer, both in the line and out of it. Under fire he has displayed courage and cool judgment, and his steadiness and devotion to duty have been a fine example to the men under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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