Sidney Watkins MADIGAN

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MADIGAN, Sidney Watkins

Service Number: 1749
Enlisted: 15 May 1915, Chewton, Vic.
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Talbot, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Chewton, Mount Alexander, Victoria
Schooling: Chewton State School and Faraday School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed In Action, Poelcappelle, Belgium, 9 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1749, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Chewton, Vic.
16 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1749, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
16 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1749, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
7 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1749, 23rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1749, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , SW to right groin and face (severe).
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1749, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Menin Road
26 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Belgium
9 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1749, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Poelcapelle
9 Oct 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 1749, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Sidney Watkins Madigan is also remembered on the Chewton School Honour Roll, the Chewton Rechabite Honour Roll and the Faraday School Honour Roll, Vic.