Sidney Alfred Born
From Our Contribution
|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|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||wife , Mrs. Linne Amelia Born|
|Date of Enlistment||1 Nov 1940|
|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.
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.