No.1301 Edward Charles Sinn
[real name Charles Edward Sinn]
Edward Charles Sinn embarked at Melbourne per A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915, as a sapper with 2nd Signal Squadron, Australian Mounted Division.
His enlistment papers describe him as: 5 feet 6 ½ inches in height, 11 stone in weight, with grey eyes and brown hair. His religion was listed as Roman Catholic.
Throughout the war, Edward saw action in Egypt and Heliopolis before returning to Australia in August 1919. He received his discharge on 18 November 1919.
Edward married Florence Minihan in 1922 and remained in Werribee, working his dairy farm in Tower Road.
On 7 April 1942, Edward enlisted for part-time duty in the Volunteer Defence Corp – Australia’s Home Guard - and was allotted Army Number V354034. He served, in this capacity, until his discharge in October 1945.
His wife, Florence died in February 1943 and is buried in Werribee Cemetery.
Charles Edward Sinn died on 9 October 1967 in
Surfer’s Paradise and is buried in Werribee Cemetery.
Medals and Entitlements:
- 1914/15 Star
- British War Medal
- Victory Medal
National Archives of Australia
Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages