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Sydney August JELFS

Regimental number1056
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
Addressc/o Sydney James Jelfs, 540 Darling Street, Rozelle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Sydney James Jelfs, 540 Darling Street, Rozelle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceFirst Lieutenant 30th Battalion - Trainee
Enlistment date20 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe enlisted in August for Rabail and was the youngest member of the First Exped Force leaving NSW.
FateKilled in Action 31 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSunken Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. I), Contalmaison, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
89
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Edwie JELFS, Rukard Street, Ryde, New South Wales

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