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Sydney George EICKHOFF

Regimental number2024
Place of birthStansbury, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressQueenstown, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Ann Eickhoff, c/o Mrs Simmons, Victoria Street, Queenstown, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917
Discharge date5 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Proceeded to join 32nd Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916, and reverts to the rank of Private.

Promoted to Lance Corporal, 20 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gunshot wound, arm); transferred to No 17 Ambulance Train, 21 July 1916; to No 2 Canadian General Hospital, Outreau, 21 July 1916 (gunshot wound, face); embarked for England, 22 July 1916, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 23 July 1916 (fractured humerus); transferred to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 3 November 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HS 'Kanowna', 14 January 1917 (gunshot wound, neck; fractured left humerus); disembarked Adelaide, 8 March 1917; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit), 5 June 1917.

Total war service: 1 year 238 days (of which 1 year 30 days was abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not due to war service.
Date of death1 August 1934
SourcesNAA: B2455, EICKHOFF Sydney George

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