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Victor Leonard SYKES

Regimental number2803
Place of birthFoster, Victoria
SchoolState School, Foster, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressEpping, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Ferrie, Epping, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 September 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot LXI, Row E, Grave No. 17), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
166
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William SYKES and Elizabeth FERRI, 50 Hanmer Street, Williamstown, Victoria. Native of Foster, Victoria
Family/military connectionsStepbrother:Cpl B. Ferri MM no. 3097, returned.

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