Sydney Thoroughgood

First Name: 
Sydney
Last Name: 
Thoroughgood
Mother's Name: 
Emily (nee Dillon)
Father's Name: 
George Thoroughgood
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, January 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
5th Pioneer Battalion
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, May 20, 1917
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds
Details: 

Sydney Thoroughgood was born in Newtown, NSW about 1886 and spent time in the C M F. He married Ada Robinson at Wallsend in 1910. At the time of enlistment he was a 30 year old miner living at Corrimal, NSW.

On 14th March 1916 he left his wife and son and embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises with 5th Reinforcements 31st Battalion. He arrived in Egypt and soon after went to France, arriving there on 18th July 1916. He was transferred to 5th Pioneer Battalion on 21st July 1916. Sydney became ill in February 1917 and spent some time in hospital but was back with his unit by May 1917. On 18th May 1917 he was wounded in action and taken to 29th Casualty Clearing Station for treatment. Sydney had received shrapnel wounds to his arm, leg and groin and died from these wounds on 20th May 1917.

Sydney is buried in Grenvillers British Cemetery Plot V, Row E, Grave 7.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, THOROUGHGOOD SYDNEY

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