John Wilfred SYKES

Regimental number3616
Date of birth28 January 1894
Place of birthHyde Park, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address27 William Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.6
Height5' 10.25"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Sykes, 27 William Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 16 months in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date22 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, 23 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Adelaide, 22 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S766973.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SYKES John Wilfred