Sidney Tugby

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Sidney Tugby
Personal Information
Date of Birth 27 Oct 1895
Place of Birth Epworth, England
Death 21 Aug 1917, aged 85
Place of Death Darlington, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 19 years, 3 months
Description 5'7½" (1.71) tall ; 135 lbs
61.235 kg
; fair complexion ; Hazel eyes ; light brown hair
Occupation Seaman
Religion Church of England
Address Karragullen, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr John Tugby
Military Information
Reg Number 172
Date of Enlistment 12 Feb 1915
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 28th Battalion, attached to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance / 3rd Light Horse Brigade, NZ and Australian Division
Date of Embarkation 9 Jun 1915 ‒ 30 Jun 1915
Ship Embarked On HMAT A11 Ascanius
Date of Return 22 Jan 1917 ‒ 21 Feb 1917
Ship Returned On HMAT A14 Euripides
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument none currently
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

War Service

During his initial training he was allocated to C Company of the 24th Battalion, but prior to December 1915 he was in A Company of the 28th Battalion. His early records are missing, so the circumstances of the transfer cannot be determined.

As a member of the 28th Battalion, Sid spent 14 to 16 Dec 1915 in the 2nd Australian General Hospital in Ghezireh with pharyngitis, before transferring for duty on 31 Dec 1915 to the 1st Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance's, A Section.

On 23 Nov 1916 he fell ill again and he was treated first by the New Zealand Mounted Field Ambulance and then the 26th Casualty Clearing Station at Kantara, before being admitted on 27 Nov 1916 to the 14th Australian General Hospital at Abbassia in Egypt. Found to have an "irritable heart" he was sent back to Australia from Suez on 21 Jan 1917 for a "change".

He was granted a medical discharge at 5th Military District on 3 Apr 1917.

Post War

During 1920 in Fremantle, Sidney married Alice Evelyn Walter. Alice died on 19 Jan 1963 aged 62, in Melville.

Probable children Sydney John (1920 - 8 Sep 1997); Rosemary A (1923 - ); Walter (1926 - 6 May 2007) a plasterer; Derrick George (1928 - 30 Jan 1990).

Electoral Roll entries - 1922 cnr Swan and de Lisle streets, North Fremantle; 1925 Group 33 Oldbury road, Mundijong, settler with Alice; 1928 - 1929 tram employee at 48 James street, East Fremantle; 1931 at 80 Forrest street, East Fremantle; 1936 at 13 Forrest street, East Fremantle; 1937 - 1958 at 42 Holland street, East Fremantle; 1963 retired at 234 Carrington street, South Fremantle; 1968 at 24 Eacott street, Mandurah; 1972 at 93 Anstruther street, Mandurah; 1977 at 64 Clarence street, Mt Lawley; 1980 at 51 Alexander drive, Yokine.


A resident of Karragullen. Soldier enlisted at Claremont

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