Sydney Percival SWAIN

SWAIN, Sydney Percival

Service Number: 6094
Enlisted: 1 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1887
Home Town: Burwood, Burwood, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Wharf labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 15 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6094, 4th Infantry Battalion
22 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 6094, 4th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Wiltshire embarkation_ship_number: A18 public_note: ''
22 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 6094, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Sydney Percival Swain enlisted in Sydney during March 1916, and was killed in action a little over 12 months later, at Lagnicourt in France. He has no known grave and gave his nearest of kin as the lady he had boarded with for over 4 years. No family members claimed his medals and they were never sent out, marked as 'untraceables' in his service file.