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Sydney WILSON

Regimental number506
Place of birthScottsdale, Tasmania
True NameHOLTUM, Herbert D'Arcy
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm hand
AddressPO, Wychitella, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Henry D Wilson, Solly Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 June 1915
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row M, Grave No. 41), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
72
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Elizabeth HOLTUM, Solly Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2029 Lance Corporal Cyril Robert HOLTUM, 12th Bn, killed in action, 11 August 1918; 522 Sergeant Henry Edward HOLTUM MM, 12th Bn, died of disease, 22 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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