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Sidney WINDSOR

Regimental number1929
Place of birthCobar, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCanbelego, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Windsor, Canbelego, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 September 1915
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Carisy East of Corbie on 8/8/18. With the greatest coolness and courage Dvr Windsor drove the limber up to his gun which was being subjected to heavy shelling and succeeded in withdrawing it. The gun detachment had become casualties and his courage and determination undoubtedly saved the gun.'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date3 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'China', 1 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 11 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 3 August 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Drowned in the Paroo River.
Date of death24 December 1942
Place of burialWanaaring Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WINDSOR Sidney

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