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Sidney Charles BUSBY

Regimental number7208
Place of birthCamberwell, London, England
School"Carter House" School, Deal, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia26
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressSt Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs F K Busby, C/o GPO Christchurch, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed 4 years in the "Sharpshooters', 3rd County of London Yeomanry, Territorial Force, England.
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateKilled in Action 29 April 1918
Place of death or woundingCaestre (Nord), France
Age at death31.10
Place of burialCaestre Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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