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Sydney PREECE

Regimental number2889
Date of birth5 May 1895
Place of birthTysell, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDorrigo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Preece, 'Trysell', Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Enlistment date7 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 26 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, 29 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 July 1917. Wounded in action, 10 April 1918; discharged to duty, 10 April 1918. Wounded in action, second occasion (gun shot wound, left foot, severe), 8 August 1918. Evacuated to England, 18 August 1918. Granted furlough, 18 September-2 October 1918. Granted leave for general farming with James Marsh, Wolverhampton, 9 June-9 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II.

Date of death24 August 1970
Age at death75
Place of burialCremated: Woronora Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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