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Sydney Joseph AUSTIN

Regimental number6456
Place of birthNorwich, Norfolk, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGant's Grand Hotel, George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine Ann Austin, Gant's Grand Hotel George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 May 1916
Place of enlistmentKiama, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Joseph and Elizabeth AUSTIN; Wife: Catherine Anne AUSTIN. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date16 May 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 9 February 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 11 February 1917; taken on strength of 13th Bn, 12 February 1917.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 2 April 1917 (influenza); transferred to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 3 April 1917; to No 9 Casualty Clearing Station, 5 April 1917; to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, 5 April 1917; discharged, 30 April 1917, and rejoined unit, 30 April 1917.

Admitted to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, 12 June 1917 (shell shock); transferred to No 32 General Hospital, Wimereux, 13 June 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 18 June 1917; to 3rd Army Rest Camp, 1 July 1917, and recommended for regimental fatigues for a period of 1 month; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 2 July 1917.

Attached to No 1 Australian General Hospital for duty, Rouen, 15 October 1917.

Classified Permanently Unfit, 25 October 1917 (disordered action of the heart).

On leave, 19 February 1917; rejoined unit, 10 March 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 21 November 1918.

Proceeded to England for duty, 9 January 1919.

Posted as absent without leave, 16 April 1919; returned, 17 April 1919.

On leave, 16 May 1919; rejoined No 1 Australian General Hospital, 2 June 1919.

Struck off the strength of No 1 Australian General Hospital, 6 June 1919, and marched into Australian Medical Corps Training Depot, Fovant, the same day.

Commenced return to Australia, 8 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 September 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 16 May 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death14 July 1937
Age at death44
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, AUSTIN Sydney Joseph

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