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Cyril Sydney COHEN

Regimental number3583
Place of birthMarrickville, New South Wales
SchoolForest Lodge Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address27 Monghbrough Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, A S Cohen, 27 Monghbrough Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 29th Infantry (Compulsory Military Training); still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death18
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herbert S and Ida E. COHEN, 124 Balmain Road, Leichhardt, New South Wales. Native of Marrickville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Discharged to duty from No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 13 January 1916 (mumps).

Taken on strength, 4th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 5 February 1916.

Transferred to 56th Bn, 13 February 1916.

Found guilty, 18 February 1916, of (1) breaking ranks without permission; (2) insolence to an NCO: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 14 March 1916, and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital (venereal disease); to Hospital Train, 5 March 1916, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 5 March 1916; discharged to duty to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 14 March 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 11 days.

Joined 56th Bn, Ferry Post, 3 May 1916.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 5 May 1916 (ingrown toenail); transferred to Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 March 1916; discharged to unit, 13 May 1916.

Transferred to 15th Brigade, 10 May 1916.

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 760809: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COHEN Cyril Sydney
Red Cross File No 760809

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