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Sidney Templeton

Sidney Templeton was born in Glebe Sydney. Both his parents died when he was just 4 years old and his older brother, Edward raised him from then on.

 

He was one of the first to enlist after the war broke out, on the 31st August 1914. He was 34 years old at embarkation when he left Sydney 19th October 1914.

 

His calling was stated as Station Hand or Labourer and given this was more than likely in the area working on Iandra.

 

Sidney was in the 3rd Battalion  D company and this Battalion was in the 2nd and 3rd wave of Anzac’s which came ashore at around 8.00am.

 

His date of death is the 29th April, just four days after the landing. His body and effects were never found and like many others with no graves he is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial.

 

His identity disc with his name and number on it were returned to his brother Edward.

Edward was still in correspondence up until 1920, 5 years after his brother died.