Sydney Alexander MELOY

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MELOY, Sydney Alexander

Service Number: 3361
Enlisted: 24 August 1915, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Annandale, New South Wales, 1897
Home Town: Annandale, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: South Annandale Public School
Occupation: Confectioner
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
Memorials: Annandale War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3361, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
2 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3361, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3361, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3361, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"3361 Private Sydney Alexander Meloy 2nd (later 53rd) Battalion of Annandale, NSW. Son of Alexander and Eliza Meloy. A confectioner prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Euripides (A14) on 2 November 1915. He was killed in action on 19 July 1916 at Fromelles, France, aged 19. Along with 400 other unidentified casualties of the battle, he is buried in VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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