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Sidney William Henry Black (1895-1950)

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“Sidney William Henry Black (1895-1950),” Wyndham History, accessed August 11, 2020, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/index.php/items/show/2030.
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Title

Sidney William Henry Black (1895-1950)

Subject

Black, Sidney William Henry

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Date

1917

Contributor

Ian Cropper

Format

text

Language

eng

Type

Text

Biographical Text

No.3596   Private Sidney William Henry Black
Illness cut short much of Sidney Black’s war service. He was born in Casterton, Victoria on 21 January 1895 and worked as a lift attendant prior to volunteering.  

War Service
He enlisted in Melbourne on 17 December 1917 and following training at Broadmeadows, Victoria left Melbourne bound for Southampton, England in early March 1918.

His mother, Mrs. Mary J Black, was living at Synott Street, Werribee at the time of his enlistment.

He was hospitalised with appendicitis in Suez, Egypt and didn’t arrive in England until mid-May 1918.  Much of his time in England was spent either in hospital or recuperating.  He returned to Australia in October 1918 and was discharged in February 1919.

Post War
He lived in Werribee until his death in 1950, working first as a clerk, and then as a chef.

Medals & Entitlements:

  • British War Medal

Bibliography

Service record: NAA B2455, BLACK S W H

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