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Sidney William VANDERFIELD

Regimental number12080
Place of birthSt Peters, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressHurlstone Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard William Vanderfield, 'Carinya', New Canterbury Road, Hulstone Park, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 9, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Discharge date14 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.

Attached for duty with 9th Divisional Signal Company, 3 April 1917; transferred to 9th DSC, 30 December 1917.

On leave, 7 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 20 August 1918.

Found guilty, 24 November 1917, of while on Active Service, contravention of Routine Order 1599 in that he was absent from his Billet after 9 pm: awarded forfeiture of one day's pay.

On leave to England, 18 November 1918; rejoined unit, 2 December 1918. Marched to United Kingdom for Non-Military Employment, 27 February 1919. Granted Non-Military Employment with pay as a telephone mechanic with J.W. Turner, engineer-in-chief, GPO, London, 14 March-14 May 1919. Granted further leave, 15-25 May, attending the supervising engineer, Automatic Telephone Exchange, Leeds.

Commenced return to Australia on board HMAT 'Wiltshire', 4 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 19 August 1919; discharged, 14 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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