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Sydney COLLYER

Regimental number5154
Place of birthReading England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJetty carpenter
AddressPerth PO, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Colyer, 3 Brook Street, Twyford, Berkshire, England
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Meritorious Service Medal ?)


Recommendation date: 5 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great gallantry on several occasions under heavy fire, and has set a fine example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Date of death7 September 1951

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