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Samuel Arthur SLY

Regimental number3879
Place of birthTimmering, Victoria
SchoolTimmering East State School No 2177, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFrench Park via The Rock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, S Sly, French Park via The Rock, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 August 1916
Age at death26.6
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row f, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Timmering East State School Roll of Honor. Parents: Samuel and Margaret SLY, French Park, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: R314 Lance Corporal Herbert Henry SLY, 46th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 August 1919; First Cousin: 6268 Pte Alexander Stewart FRASER, 7th Bn, killed in action, 23 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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