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Sylvester John RYAN

Regimental number14257
Place of birthArmidale, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBeardy Street, Armidale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 7.75"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amelia Ryan, Beardy Street, Armidale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 6th Australian Horse for 3 years. Resigned owing to business reasons.
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Australian Wireless Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Morea on 30 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st ANZ NZS Sqd
FateReturned to Australia 22 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1415 Pte Thomas Oswald RYAN, 2nd Signal Squadron Australian Mounted Division, returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RYAN Sylvester John

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