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Sylvester Bartholomew DWYER

Regimental number1366
Date of birth15 November 1888
Place of birthBungendore, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
AddressDarlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8.5"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C M Dwyer, 66 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery; Served for 3.6 years in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery (still serving at time of AIF enlistment).
Enlistment date25 February 1918
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 19
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
FateReturned to Australia 22 November 1919
Discharge date4 February 1920
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 17 July 1918; disembarked London, England, 27 September 1918. Marched in to Heavy Artillery Training Depot, 27 September 1918. Reverted to Gunner, 27 September 1918 On course at Devonport, 14 October 1918; returned to Training Depot from course, 2 November 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 3 November 1918 (no details); rejoined Depot, 29 November 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 January 1919; taken on strength, 1st Siege Battery, 7 February 1919. Found guilty, 23 March 1919, of being absent without leave from 2200, 22 March, to 0015, 23 March 1919, and of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline by creating a disturbance: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

Arrived in England, 18 April 1919 (boxing duty), and attached to AIF HQ (sports). Found guilty, 19 September 1919, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline by creating a disturbance: awarded 14 days' detention and forfeited 14 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Aeneas', 22 November 1919; disembarked Sydney, 12 January 1920; discharged, 4 February 1920.

Medal: British War Medal

Also served in World War II (Volunteer Defence Corps).

Date of death8 August 1954
Age at death65
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Cemetery, North Ryde, New South Wales

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