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Sidney Rupert THATCHER

Regimental number3190
Place of birthBega, New South Wales
SchoolBega Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address2 Woodstock Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R W Thatcher, 2 Woodstock Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Age at death22.6
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Bega. Parents: Robert Wallis and Emmeline THATCHER, Drill Hall, Gipp Street, Bega, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: Lt James GREENWOOD MC, returned to Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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