Sidney Alfred WATHERSTON

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WATHERSTON, Sidney Alfred

Service Number: 2757
Enlisted: 27 June 1916, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Lincoln, South Australia, 27 June 1887
Home Town: Louth Bay, Lower Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Pooindie Public School
Occupation: Harbour Master & Commission Agent
Died: Killed in Action, Bray-sur-Somme Picardie France, 13 August 1918, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Brettoneaux - Australian National Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide Australian Harbours Board WW1 Roll of Honour, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1, Port Lincoln Garden of Remembrance, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

27 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2757, 50th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography

Sidney Alfred Watherston: 2757 Rank: Private Unit: 50th Battalion (Infantry) Date of death: 13 August 1918 Place of death: France Cemetery or memorial details: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army See service record http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ListingReports/ItemsListing.aspx Sidney was a cousin of the four Watherston brothers from Port Lincoln; Cyril, James, Edward and Frank who we each killed in action in the first two years of the war.

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