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Albert Edwin SYKES

Regimental number3480
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
SchoolKenmore Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressKenmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, G H Sykes, Railway Gates, Kenmore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Militia.
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 February 1917
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Harry and Eliza SYKES. Native of Hay, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 798 Pte James Arthur SYKES, 2nd Bn, died of wounds, 2 May 1915.

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