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Sydney Arthur FIELD

Regimental number2907
Date of birth25 March 1897
Place of birthWellington, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressLithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alfred John Field, Esk Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of rupture)
Enlistment date19 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Age at death from cemetery records47
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsLabuan Memorial, Malaysia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
86
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred John and Venetia FIELD
Discharge date8 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 3 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched in to 1st Training Bn, Hurdcott, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 20 February 1917 (influenza); marched in to 15th Training Bn from hospital, 26 February 1917; marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 May 1917.

Classified C1.

Detached for duty with 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 23 May 1917; taken on strength 1 ADH, 23 July 1917.

Fund guilty, Bulford, 22 February 1918, of neglectig to return cleaning gear of his ward to expence store: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Charged, Bulford, 2 April 1918, with losing by neglect 3 bed tables and 2 fire shovels in Ward B: charge dismissed.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital from staff, 29 October 1918 (tonsilitis); discharged to duty on staff, 2 November 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 November 1918; attached for duty, 39th General Hospital, 13 November 1918.

Rejoined 1st Australian General Hospital, Bulford, for duty, 18 January 1919.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 18 February 1919.

Detached for duty, Australian Army Medical Corps Training Depot, 25 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 6 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1919; discharged, Sydney, 8 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted Royal Park, Victoria, 14 October 1940, as V6713; discharged as Private, 4 Army Troops, 14 February 1941; re-enlisted, Royal Park, Victoria, 12 August 1941, as VX61556; died as Corporal, 13th Australian General Hospital, Prisoner of War, 31 January 1945.
Date of death31 January 1945
SourcesNAA: B2455, FIELD Sydney Arthur

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