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Sydney Louis SWIFT

Regimental number1449
Place of birthPort Elliot, South Australia
Place of birthPort Elliott, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationGardener
AddressPort Elliott, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriett Mary Swift, Port Elliott, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in 22nd Light Horse, Victor Harbor, South Australia.
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 25 August 1918
Place of death or woundingCorbie, France
Age at death23.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 13), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Sidney and Harriet Mary SWIFT
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6829 Pte Lance SWIFT, 10th Bn, killed in action, 21 March 1918.

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