Sydney Arthur BALLARD

Badge Number: S22331, Sub Branch: Meningie

BALLARD, Sydney Arthur

Service Number: 2885
Enlisted: 17 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Kaniva, Victoria, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: 22 July 1952, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Row 14, Grave 52. Section: KO, Road: 14, Site No: 54
Memorials: Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2885, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2885, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Father         and Mother Mrs Charlotte Kate Ballard, Mount Gambier, South Australia.

Brother in service: #4501 Herbert Edward Ballard

Described on enlisting as  35 years 7 months old; single; 5' 2" tall; 142 lbs;
fresh complexion; brown eyes; dark hair; Presbyterian.

15/1/1916        completed medical in Adelaide - fit for service

17/1/1916        Enlisted in

5/2/1916          Commanding Officer appointed Sydney to E Company, 2nd Depot

11/4/1916        Embarked from Adelaide (Outer Harbour) on board HMAT A60 Aeneas
                        as a Private with 32nd Battalion, 6th reinforcements




10/6/1919       Returned to Australia on board HMAT Port Lyttleton
5/8/1919         Disembarked into Australia

British War medal (1254); Victory Medal (12393)


22/7/1952       Sydney passed away
buried in:        AIF West Terrace Cemetery
                       Row 14, Grave 52

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  23/10/2014.  Lest we forget.