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Sidney William AKERS

Regimental number5328
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBootmaker
AddressTarnagulla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Akers, Tarnagulla, Victoria
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on MUIOOF [Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows] Loyal Garibaldi Honor Roll ('For King and Country'), Tarnagulla, Victoria. Listed on Tarnagulla Roll of Honour ('Pro Deo et Patria'), Tarnagulla, Victoria. Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5029 Pte Bert Llewellyn AKERS, 57th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 May 1979

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