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Robert Richard SYKES

Regimental number5452
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
SchoolSuperior Public School, Leichhardt, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o C Sykes, Richmond Road, Blacktown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Jane Sykes, c/o C Sykes, Richmond Road, Blacktown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets.
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 6), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter Frederick and Annie Jane SYKES, Richmond Road, Blacktown, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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