Sidney (Sid) MARLEY


MARLEY, Sidney

Service Number: 3967
Enlisted: 4 January 1939
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 9 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Duncans Creek, New South Wales, Australia, 18 June 1912
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed In Action (Naval Battle HSK Kormoran), Indian Ocean (HMAS Sydney), 20 November 1941, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geraldton HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

4 Jan 1939: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 3967, No. 9 Squadron (RAAF)
4 Jan 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force

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Biography contributed by Stephen Diver

Son of John Henry Marley and Annie Martha Marley (nee Stewart) of NSW. Husband of Ena Georgina Maud Marley (Nee Stobbart Married 1937) of NSW. Brother to Maurice and Sister to Nellie and Dorothy.

Also Listed on HMAS Sydney Memorial Geraldton Western Australia, 9 RAAF Squadron Memorial at the Seaplane Memorial in Rathmines NSW,Sydney City Memorial and The ANZAC War Memorial Sydney NSW, The Memorial Grove at Newcastle NSW and AWM Canberra.


Biography contributed by David Barlow

Six members of Number 9 (Fleet Cooperation) Squadron RAAF based at Rathmines were deployed aboard HMAS Sydney to fly and maintain the ship's aircraft; they were all killed when HMAS Sydney and the German auxiliary cruiser HSK Kormoran engaged in a Naval battle in the Indian Ocean - Flying Officer (Pilot) Raymond Barker Barrey 407000 / Corporal Arthur John Clarke 7143 / Leading Aircraftman Richard Dodds 15452 / Corporal Roy Ebenezer Foster 9347 / Leading Aircraftman Keith Homard 35338 / Sergeant Sidney Marley 3967