Sydney NESS


NESS, Sydney

Service Number: 2960
Enlisted: 22 May 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tarcowie, South Australia, 21 February 1887
Home Town: Warrow, Lower Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Bray, Somme, France, 12 August 1918, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme
(Plot II, Row G, Grave No.56), Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cummins War Memorial, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1
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World War 1 Service

22 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
6 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2960, 50th Infantry Battalion
6 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2960, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal



NESS.—In loving memory of Private Sydney Ness, killed in action in France, August 12, 1918.

Over to France, our sad thoughts roam,

To our loved one's grave, so far from home.

But sweet is the memory he left behind  

Of a life that was true, brave, and kind. 

But the Last Post now is sounded,

They have laid aside his gun;

God has called our dear boy from us,

His duty nobly done. —Inserted by his loving parents, brothers, and sisters, Mount Drummond, West Coast, and his loving brother, Nelson, still abroad.

NESS.—In loving memory of Private Sydney Ness, killed in action in France on August 12, 1918.

When we see the boys returning,

Our hearts are filled with pain

To think you are not there, dear Syd,

And will never come home again. —Ever remembered by his loving brother and sister-in-law, Angus and Olive Ness, Mount Hope." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 12 Aug 1919 (