Sylvester Sydney DAY

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DAY, Sylvester Sydney

Service Number: 1155
Enlisted: 11 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers College & Adelaide University
Occupation: Librarian (Adelaide Public Library)
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
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Memorials: Adelaide Christian Brothers' College WW1 Roll of Honor, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide State Library, Museum & Art Gallery of South Australia WW1 Roll of Honour, Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Goodwood St George Anglican Church Memorial Tower, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1155, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1155, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
Date unknown: Involvement 16th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

Born 1886/87, killed in Action aged about 28

"LATE LCE.-CPL. DAY

News has been received that Lce.-Cpl. S. S. Day, son of Mr. R. B. Day, of Clarence Park, has been killed in the fighting against the Turks at the Dardanelles. Deceased was educated at Christian Brothers' College and the Adelaide University. Prior to going to the war, he was first assistant at the Public Library in Adelaide. He entered the institution as a junior cadet in 1902, and was promoted until in 1910 he was made first assistant. He was a very capable and popular officer. It was in September last he enlisted for the war, and he went to Egypt with the 2nd Expeditionary Force. He was in his thirtieth year, and has left a widow and two children." - from the Adelaide Register 14 Jun 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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