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Military Monday - Sydney Francis Rhall

Sydney Francis Rhall was born in 1873 the son of Peter 'John' Rhall and his wife Mary (nee Camfield). My connection to him is that he is my first cousin five times removed.  Boer War service photographs of him can be found here and here.


Boer War Nominal Roll - Sydney Francis Rhall

Service number: 369

Rank: Trooper

Unit: NSW CITIZENS' BUSHMEN

Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

State: NSW

Source: Murray page number - 84

Source: Sydney Francis Rhall.  Boer War Nominal Roll.  Retrieved from http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/nominal_rolls/pre_first_world_war/person.asp?p=460308












Source: Names of the Selected Men. (1900, February 17). Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), p. 14. Retrieved October 13, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71376441









Source: OFF TO THE WAR. (1900, February 28). Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), p. 5. Retrieved October 13, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117034449




Source: THE FIRST AUSTRA LIAN BUSHMEN. (1901, May 31). The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901), p. 9. Retrieved October 14, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67079992



Source: INSPECTION. (1901, May 31). The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901), p. 9. Retrieved October 14, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67079985



Source: THE MEN ON BOARD. (1901, May 31). The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901), p. 9. Retrieved October 14, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67079983






Source: NEW SOUTH WALES. (1901, May 31). The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901), p. 10. Retrieved October 14, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67079787



Source: SERGEANT PILMER HOOTED. (1901, May 31). The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901), p. 10. Retrieved October 14, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67080150




Source: TROUBLE ON BOARD. (1901, May 31). The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901), p. 10. Retrieved October 14, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67080162



Source: DEPARTURE OF THE MORAYSHIRE. (1901, May 31). The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901), p. 10. Retrieved October 14, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article67080163




 
 



 Source: RETURNED SOLDIERS. (1901, June 12). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved October 14, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14390589

This was not to be the end of Sydney Rhall's military service as he also served in the Australian Army during the First World War enlisting in 1915 at the age of forty one. He served with the 6th Light Horse regiment, information about which can be found here. A digital copy of his National Archives of Australia First World War service file B2455, RHALL SIDNEY FRANCIS is available for viewing here.



Source: OFF TO THE WAR. (1915, October 19). Young Witness (NSW : 1915 - 1923), p. 2. Retrieved October 14, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113673182

First World War Embarkation Roll - Sidney Francis Rhall

Service number: 1408

Rank: Private

Roll title: 6 LHR [Light Horse Regiment] - 11 to 14 Reinforcements (November 1915 - February 1916)

Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Date of embarkation: 23 October 1915

Place of embarkation: Sydney

Ship embarked on: SS Hawkes Bay

Source: Sidney Francis Rhall. First World War Embarkation Roll.  Retrieved from http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/nominal_rolls/first_world_war_embarkation/person.asp?p=69207

His Digitised Embarkation record can be found here 

First World War Nominal Roll - Sidney Francis Rhall


Service No. : 1408
Rank: Sgt.
Name: Sidney Francis Rhall
6th L.H.
2/8/1915    R.T.A.   28/6/1919

Source: Sidney Francis Rhall.  First World War Nominal Roll.  Retrieved from http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/nominal_rolls/first_world_war/page.asp?p=1654961

First World War Nominal Roll details for Sidney Francis Rhall can be found here.

Sydney Francis Rhall died in Sydney and was buried at Rookwood Catholic Cemetery on 28th August 1941.

Rookwood Catholic Cemetery Record 

Names: Sydney F Rhall
Service Date: 28 Aug 1941
Date of Death:
Age: 68
Gender: M
Register Number: 83767
Burial Type: Burial
Location: Section Grave Mortuary 2
Area : 16 Grave : 1651

Source: Sydney F Rhall.  Deceased Search. Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria. Retrieved from http://search.catholiccemeteries.org.au/

NSW BDM Birth Index

21422/1873 RHALL SYDNEY FRANCIS JOHN MARY YOUNG

NSW BDM Death Index

15264/1941 RHALL SYDNEY FRANCIS JOHN MARY GRANVILLE 

Source: NSW BDM Indexes.  NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages.  Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

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