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Sydney WILLS

Regimental number609
Place of birthPort Victor, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFarina, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26.6
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Mary Wills, West Street, Brompton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion

FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Sidney James
Discharge date8 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, abdomen), Adelaide, 8 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLS Sydney

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