Sidney George Birch BEWLEY

BEWLEY, Sidney George Birch

Service Number: 1687
Enlisted: 11 August 1915, Lithgow, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Jerrara, New South Wales, Australia, 1 July 1894
Home Town: Mount McDonald, Cowra, New South Wales
Schooling: Mullengrove Public School and Maryamma Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Beaumetz, France, 23 March 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cowra & District Great War Honor Roll, Narrawa Mullengrove Public School War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1687, Lithgow, New South Wales
17 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1687, 30th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1687, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
23 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1687, 30th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Sidney George Birch BEWLEY was born on 1st July, 1894 at Jerrara near Crookwell, NSW

His parents were William Edward BEWLEY and Mary Jane GEORGE

He was living in Maryamma, Mount McDonald when he enlisted for WW1 on 11th August, 1915 at Lithgow - he emarked with the 30th Battalion, 2nd reinforcements on 17th December, 1915 on the ship Berrima

Sidney was Killed in Action at Bapaume, Somme sector, France on 23rd March, 1917 - he was no known grave

His name is memorialised on the Villers Bretonneaux Memorial, the Australian War Memorial, Penrith Honour Roll, Mullengrove Public War Memorial, Narrawa , Crookwell War Memorial & the Darbys Falls War Memorial

He was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal


His uncle Lce./Cpl. 1673 Albert Henry BEWLEY (/explore/people/270464) also served in WW1 and was Killed in Action on 7th June, 1917


There are two lengthy newspaper articles listed in the Links section of this profile - one is a letter than Sidney sent home to his Father and the other is detailed information about his service & manner of death