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Sydney Burfitt RILEY

Regimental number1286
Date of birth23 March 1893
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressArdrossan, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.2
Height5' 9.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Cora Binfitt Baker, Ardrossan, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 8 March 1917
Discharge date4 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right thigh: severe), 23 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Willochra', 8 March 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 4 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 May 1974
Age at death81
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, RILEY Sydney Burfitt

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