Sydney Perrin LOONE

LOONE, Sydney Perrin

Service Number: 416
Enlisted: 27 September 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Machine Gun Company
Born: Scottsdale, Tas., 1895
Home Town: Scottsdale, Dorset, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Melbourne, Vic., 21 June 1946, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

27 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 416, 10th Machine Gun Company
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 416, 10th Machine Gun Company
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 416, 10th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

There are many friends in the Scottsdale district who will learn with deep regret of the sudden death of Mr Sidney Perrin Loone. Recently he left Scottsdale, for Melbourne on account of his health, and was staying with his brother and sister-in-law, Mr and Mrs Lister Loone. Late on Friday evening it was noticed that a light was still burning in his bedroom and on investigation he was found dead in bed. The sad news was conveyed to his aged mother at Scottsdale.
The late Mr Loone was born in Scottsdale, and served in the first Great War. At the time of enlistment he was the picture of health, but he was badly gassed, and always suffered more or less, whilst his heart was also affected. The first Great War is still taking toll of our manhood, and many men, like the genial and popular Sid, have suffered for years. In his young days he was a prominent rider at agricultural shows, and on one occasion at Scottsdale
when there was a general mix-up in one of the horse events and he broke a collar bone, he remounted and finished the race. Since returning from active service he was compelled to take life very steadily. For a number of years he was employed at Myers, Melbourne, and though obliged to be off work at times, the firm always kept his position open. Recently he came to Scottsdale to be with his mother, and took a position as packer at the Dehydration Factory.  Ill health compelled him to relinquish the job, and he went to Melbourne to live with his brother and sister-in- law, Mr and Mrs Lister Loone. Deceased was 51 years of age, was well- known, very popular, highly esteemed,
and every ready to take an active, part in public life of the community.