Wyndham History

Sidney John Birch (1884-1963)

Item

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Dublin Core

Type

Title

Sidney John Birch (1884-1963)

Contributor

Date

1915

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

Sidney John Birch

Birth Date

Birthplace

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

Mrs (Addess) Birch
Astor
Queen's Road
Melbourne
Mother

Address at time of Enlistment

Duncans Road,
Werribee

Occupation

Marital Status

Single

Death Date

Biographical Text

Sidney John Birch
At the time of enlistment, the electoral roll records Sidney Birch as living in Duncans Road, Werribee and employed as a farmer.

War Service
Despite enlisting, Sidney never saw war service.

Instead, following a very short period at a training depot in Seymour, he was hositalised following two bouts of meningitis.  Sidney spent time being treated and recovering at Ascot Vale and Mont Park.

Sidney was discharged as medically unfit, not due to misconduct on 21 March 1916 and was awarded a pension of £52 per annum.

Medals and Entitlements:
  • Nil awarded

Bibliography

ancestry.com

Australian War Memorial
awm.gov.au

National Archives of Australia
naa.gov.au

Citation

“Sidney John Birch (1884-1963),” Wyndham History, accessed July 24, 2021, https://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2460.

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