Sydney Ellis Aubrey

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Corporal Sydney Aubrey

HQ, 1 Australian Field Artillery, AIF

Service Number: 3

 

 

 

Born: 30 November 1882, Penrith, NSW

Died: 28 September 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey

Sydney Ellis Aubrey was born on 30 November 1882 at “Hillview” Penrith, the youngest son of David Aubrey and his wife Elizabeth. He was educated at Penrith Superior Public School. Aubrey was very active in the Penrith community. He was a scout master, and expert horseman and marksman. He was a member of the Hawkesbury Half Squadron of
Lancers for several years before assisting in the formation of the Penrith Half Squadron of Lancers. He joined the army before the outbreak of war and served with the Field Artillery at Victoria Barracks, Sydney.

On the outbreak of the war, he applied for active service and was appointed Corporal on 30 August 1914. He sailed for the war zone on 18 October 1914 aboard HMAT Argyllshire and disembarked in Egypt. He was sent to Gallipoli with his unit and received a shotgun wound to the chest on 11 July 1915. After being successfully operated on for the removal of a bullet and a few weeks rest, he returned to duty. He was wounded on 28 September 1915 when a bullet struck him in the neck and penetrated his lung. He died shortly afterward and was buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli.

Memorial Details:

  • Skew Bridge Cemetery Gallipoli Turkey
  • Roll of Honor, Memory Park, Penrith
  • Roll of Honor, Penrith Presbyterian Church

Sources:

National Archives of Australia  B2455, AUBREY S

Australian War Memorial First World War Nominal Roll

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

TROVE : Nepean Times 6 November 1915, pg 6, Col. 2

                 Nepean Times 11 December 1915, pg 7, Col. 4

                 Nepean Times 20 November 1915, pg 3, Col. 1-3