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.
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.
He lived in Werribee until his death in 1950, working first as a clerk, and then as a chef.
Medals & Entitlements:
- British War Medal
Service record: NAA B2455, BLACK S W H