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Henry Alexander SYKES

Regimental number184
Place of birthAldershot, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBordeaux, New South Head Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinH R Sykes, Main Street, Townsville, Queensland
Previous military service12 Months for 1st Queensland Riflemen in Africa 12 motnhs cattlerangers in S. Africa
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Date of death17 August 1920
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialWaverley Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot 19, Grave No. 5153), Waverly, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry R. aqnd Mary Ann SYKES. Native of Aldershot, Hants, England. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, NSW.
Discharge date18 July 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 15 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 18 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SYKES Henry Alexander

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