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Henry Heath SYKES

Regimental number2006
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
SchoolNyah State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressDawson Street, Sunshine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J B Sykes, Dawson Street, Sunshine, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 12), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Bickford and Sophia Mary SYKES
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2007 Lance Sergeant John Wilmot SYKES, 46th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 December 1918.~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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