Sidney Alfred Born

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Sidney Alfred Born
Personal Information
Date of Birth 18 Nov 1897
Place of Birth London, England
Death 14 Nov 1944, aged 47
Place of Death Swanbourne, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 42 years, 11 months
Occupation Motor driver
Religion Church of England
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin wife , Mrs. Linne Amelia Born
Military Information
Reg Number W28964
Date of Enlistment 1 Nov 1940
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation Western Command Postal Unit
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre WW 2

During ww1 Sidney had served with the Royal Artillery in France, Palestine and Mesopotamia. Sid arrived in Fremantle from Liverpool via Singapore with wife Linne Amelia on the SS Gorgon on 15 Jan 1921. Linne was two years older than Sid.

Electoral Roll entries: 1925 - 1937 at 7 Mile Group Settlement, Peel Estate; 1943 at 56 Clements street, Claremont, soldier.

War Service

Sid was taken on strength by the Western Command General Details Depot on 1 Nov 1940. On 4 Aug 1941 he was transferred to the Western Command Base Postal Unit and was promptly detached back to his earlier unit as their Postal Orderly. On 15 Aug 1941 he was promoted Corporal. From 29 Aug 1942 until 5 Oct 1942 he was hospitalised in L.M.C. Home, and on his return to his unit he was granted leave until 9 Nov 1942 when he was discharged as medically unfit.


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