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Sydney Ryan Cuthbert CARNS

Regimental number664
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGreengrocer
Address386 Graham Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Carns, 386 Graham Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date24 September 1918
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 7 December 1915. Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, 15 March 1916, and posted to 49th Battery, 13th Field Artillery Brigade.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916. Transferred to Rest Camp, 11 June 1917; rejoined unit, 24 June 1917. Granted furlough, 11 July 1917; rejoined unit, 31 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917; admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 5 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, right hand). Transferred to England, 10 October 1917; admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Thorpe, Norwich, 10 October1917 (right hand amputated). Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 January 1918. Discharged from hospital and granted furlough, 5 February 1918, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Dunluce Castle', 8 April 1918; transshipped to 'Port Darwin', Egypt; disembarked Sydney, 17 August 1918; discharged, 24 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 September 1926

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