Sidney Laidlaw (Alias Sidney Cordeau Woods)

First Name: 
Sidney
Last Name: 
Laidlaw (alias Woods)
Alternate Spelling: 
Sydney, Cordean, Cordeaux
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, October 25, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Sarah (nee Woods)
Father's Name: 
John Laidlaw
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, February 4, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Stoker (1st enlistment) / Private (2nd enlistment)
Unit: 
HMAS Parramatta (1st enlistment) / 4th Pioneer Battalion (2nd enlistment)
Service: 
Royal Australian Navy
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, March 23, 1950
Details: 

Stoker Sidney Laidlaw (Service no. 4630, 4135) was born in Mount Kembla.

Sidney enlisted in the new Royal Australian Navy in 1915. He served on HMAS Parramatta as a stoker. Sidney Laidlaw left his ship in Brisbane and on 26th January, 1917 was discharged from the Navy.

On 27th January, 1917 Sidney enlisted in the AIF in Brisbane as Sidney Cordeau Woods. He embarked on HMAT A7 Medic on 1st August, 1917 with 11th Reinforcements, 4th Pioneer Battalion. He saw service on the Western Front and was returned to Australia in April 1919.

Nothing more is known of him until his death in 1950.

Sources: 
NAA: CP979/2, 7089 LAIDLAW Sydney [Alias WOODS S C]
NAA: CP979/2, 6687 LAIDLAW Sidney
NAA: A6770, LAIDLAW S

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