FAMILY MILITARY PROFILES



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Alfred John Abbott

Australian Army
Private
N 88821
Enlisted 8 May 1918
Age 18
C Company Composite Battalion
2nd Military District
Discharged 26 November 1918

Born: 1900 in the District of Blayney NSW
Parents: John J Abbott and Mary A Berear
Brother of: Corporal George Abbott

Note: A digital copy of the WW1 Military Service Records for Alfred John Abbott can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Alfred's Army Service Number.



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This image is courtesy of Ron Keith, July 2014

Arthur Roy Abbott

Australian Militia (Cadets)
1911-1915
33 Battalion

Australian Army
Private / Sapper / Fitter
3208
Enlisted 6 September 1915
Age 18
7th Reinforcements 17th Battalion
1st Anzac Light Railway
3rd Australian Light Railway Operating Company
17th Battalion
Australian Imperial Force

Wounded in action on the 26 July 1916 in France
Wounded in action - gun shot wound in the right ankle on the 5 August 1916 at Camiers
Wounded in Action - shrapnel wound to the head and abdomen on the 1 September 1918 in France
Died of his wounds at 1:30am on the 6 September 1918
Buried on the 7 September 1918 by Reverend T.W. Elioy at Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Block R, Plot 2, Row 5, Rouen, France


Born: 1898 in the District of Homebush Sydney NSW
Parents: William Nelson Murdoch Abbott and Elizabeth Sophia Lee
Brother of: Private Edward John Abbott

Note: A digital copy of the WW1 Military Service Records for Arthur Roy Abbott can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Arthur's Army Service Number.



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Colin Desmond Abbott

Australian Army
Gunner
NX151770 (N196230)
Enlisted 16 Jan 1943
Age 19
19 Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery
Discharged 16 Jul 1946

Born: 1923 in the District of Blayney NSW
Parents: William Henry Abbott and Faith A Lobley
Brother of: Gunner Ernest William Abbott



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Edward John Abbott

Australian Army
Private
NX6910
Enlisted 6 May 1941
Age 39
1 W/S (WorkShop) Company
Discharged 19 Feb 1943

Born: 1902 in Balmain Sydney NSW
Parents: William Nelson Murdoch Abbott and Elizabeth Sophia Lee
Brother of: Private/Sapper Arthur Roy Abbott



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Ernest William Abbott

Australian Army
NX152029 (N195490)
Enlisted 14 Jan 1943
Age 19
2/2 Anti Aircraft Regiment
Discharged 16 May 1946

Born: 1921 in the District of Blayney NSW
Parents: William Henry Abbott and Faith A Lobley
Brother of: Gunner Colin Desmond Abbott



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George Abbott

Australian Army
Corporal
NX119218 (N150451)
Enlisted 28 Sep 1942
Age 30
1 Field Company
Discharged 16 Aug 1946

Born: 1912 in the District of Blayney NSW
Parents: John J Abbott and Mary Agnes Berear
Brother of: Private Alfred John Abbott



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Alfred Alexander Burns

Australian Army
Private
4981A
Enlisted 31 January 1916
Age 23
C Company 20th Battalion - 13th Re-Inforcements
and on the 29 September 1916 transferred to the
36th Battalion
Australian Imperial Force
Killed in Action on the 7 June 1917 in Belgium
Buried in Plot 1 Row B at Toronto Avenue Cemetery, 1 1/2 miles south of Messines France

Born: 1892 in Millers Point Sydney NSW
Parents: George W Burns and Rebecca Sarah Luck

Note: A digital copy of the WW1 Military Service Records for Alfred Alexander Burns can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Alfred's Army Service Number.



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Norman James R Byrne

Australian Army
Sapper
NX78284
Enlisted 12 Dec 1941
Age 23
2/3 Australian Railways Heavy Construction Company
Discharged 28 Nov 1945

Born: 1917 in Sydney NSW
Parents: Patrick Byrne and Vera Downer
Brother of: Sergeant Raymond Patrick Byrne



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Raymond Patrick Byrne

Royal Australian Air Force
Sergeant
14796
Enlisted 29 Apr 1940
Age 25
5 Aircraft Depot
Discharged 31 Oct 1945

Born: 1914 in Sydney NSW
Parents: Patrick Byrne and Vera Downer
Brother of: Sapper Norman James Byrne



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Charles Frederick Thomas Jackson

Australian Army
First World War
Private
4300
Enlisted 31 August 1915
Real Age 17 and 4 months
Army Age 20
1st Division Motor Transport Company
Australian Imperial Force
Discharged 6 January 1920

Note: A digital copy of the WW1 Military Service Records for Charles F T Jackson can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Charle's Army Service Number.

Australian Army
Second World War
Captain
NX126752 (N45536)
Enlisted 20 July 1942
Age 44
34 Battalion
2nd Australian Imperial Force
Discharged 16 January 1944

Born: 1898 in the District of Sydney NSW
Parents: Charles Edward Jackson and Ida Bell Luck

Note: A digital copy of the WW2 Military Service Records for Charles F T Jackson can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Charle's Army Service Number.



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Francis James Kyneur Australian Army
Warrant Officer Class Two
NX17042
Enlisted 24 May 1940
Age 39
1 Anti Aircraft Regiment
Discharged 5 December 1945

Born: 1906 in the District of Sydney NSW
Parents: Alfred Ernest Kyneur and Annie Elizabeth Seitz

(Father of Francis J Kyneur)

Alfred Ernest Kyneur Australian Army
Private
3844
Enlisted 18 August 1915
Age 34
12th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion
Taken on Strength 1st Battalion
Killed in Action between 5th - 8th May 1917
Buried in the vicinity of Bullecourt France
Memorial Panel 29, 26 Villers, Bretonneux, Somme, France

Note: A digital copy of the WW1 Military Service Records for Alfred Ernest Kyneur can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Alfreds Army Service Number.



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Francis William Kaye

Australian Army
Private
NX109432 (N180922)
Enlisted 11 Aug 1942
Age 19
10 Field Ambulance
Discharged 2 Aug 1946

Born: 1924 in Narrabeen Sydney NSW
Parents: Francis M Kaye and Ethel May Luck
Brother of: Private Joseph Mathew Kaye (WW2) and Keith Francis Kaye (WW2).



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Joseph Mathew Kaye

Australian Army
Private
NX32566
Enlisted 18 Jun 1940
Age 19
R R D Infantry
Discharged 17 Jul 1940

Born: 1920 in Surry Hills Sydney NSW
Parents: Francis M Kaye and Ethel May Luck
Brother of: Private Francis William Kaye (WW2) and Keith Francis Kaye (WW2).



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Keith Francis Kaye

Australian Army
Rank ?
NX505298
Enlisted ?
Age ?
Unit ?
Discharged ?

Born: 1928 in District of Sydney NSW
Parents: Francis M Kaye and Ethel May Luck
Brother of: Private Joseph Mathew Kaye (WW2) and Francis William Kaye (WW2).



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Alfred Ernest Leddy

Australian Army
Gunner
NX193533 (N450174)
Enlisted 27 July 1944
Age 23
554 Light Anti Aircraft Battery
Discharged 27 May 1946

Born: 1924 in District of Sydney NSW
Parents: William Thomas Leddy and Lucy May Sykes
Brother of: Driver Frederick John Leddy (WW2) and Lance Corporal John Abbott Leddy (WW2).



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Frederick John Leddy

Australian Army
Driver
NX73335
Enlisted 28 November 1941
Age 21
102 Aust Casualty Clearing Station
Discharged 7 January 1946

Born: 1920 in Willoughby Sydney NSW
Parents: William Thomas Leddy and Lucy May Sykes
Brother of: Lance Corporal John Abbott Leddy (WW2) and Gunner Alfred Ernest Leddy (WW2).

Note: A digital copy of the WW2 Military Service Records for Frederick John Leddy can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Frederick's Army Service Number.



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John Abbott Leddy

Australian Army
Lance Corporal
NX173707 (N450608)
Enlisted 13 July 1943
Age 21
2/48 Infantry Battalion
Discharged 23 July 1946

Born: 1922 in Lindfield Sydney NSW
Parents: William Thomas Leddy and Lucy May Sykes
Brother of: Driver Frederick John Leddy (WW2) and Gunner Alfred Ernest Leddy (WW2).



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Alexander Isaac Luck

British Army
Rifleman
5/4636
Enlisted in the Army Reserve in February 1913
Age 18
1st Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Killed in Action 10 March 1915 in either France or Flanders

Born: 1895 in Poplar Middlesex England
Parents: Joseph Henry Luck and Grace L Annan
Brother of: Corporal John Edward Luck (WW1) and Driver Joseph Henry Luck (WW1).

Note: A digital copy of some of the WW1 Military Service Records for Alexander Isaac Luck can be read online
at the National Archives of the United Kingdom website.



(Great Uncle)

Donald Augustus Luck

Australian Army
Trooper
NX51851
Enlisted 28 June 1940
Age 33
RRD Recce
Discharged 31 July 1940

Born: 1907 in Millers Point Sydney NSW
Parents: William Richard Luck and Gertrude Byrne
Brother of: Sergeant John Joseph Luck DCM MM (WW1), Private Percy John Luck (WW2) and Private Roy Francis Luck (WW2 - killed in action 1941 at Tobruk Libya)



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Doris Lurline Luck

Royal Australian Air Force
Aircraftswoman
176536
Enlisted 10 Feb 1944
Age 32
Disharged 27 Nov 1945
3 Aircraft Depot Amberly QLD

Born: 1912 Mosman Sydney NSW
Parents: James William Luck and Alice Gertrude Richards
Sister of: Leading Aircraftsman James Ernest Luck and Gunner Sydney Cautine Luck



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Eric Stanley Luck

Australian Army
Private
NX88137
Enlisted 10 Feb 1942
Age 31
Disharged 11 Aug 1942
8 Training Battalion

Born: 1910 Paddington Sydney NSW
Parents: William Edward Luck and Jane Eva Judd
Brother of: Private Sydney James Luck



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James Ernest Luck

Royal Australian Air Force
Leading Aircraftsman
131953
Enlisted 16 March 1943
Age 38
2 Central Recovery Depot
Discharged 8 6 December 1945

Born: 1905 in Balmoral Sydney NSW
Parents: James William Luck and Alice Gertrude Richards
Brother of: Gunner Sydney Cautine Luck and Aircraftswoman Doris Lurline Luck



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John Edward Luck

Australian Army
Corporal
6134
Enlisted 11 September 1916
Age 28
20th Battalion
Discharged 8 December 1919

Born: 1889 in Poplar Middlesex England
Parents: Joseph Henry Luck and Grace L Annan
Brother of: Driver Joseph Henry Luck (WW1) and Rifleman Alexander Isaac Luck (WW1 - British Army).

Note: A digital copy of the WW1 Military Service Records for John Edward Luck can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using John's Army Service Number.


John Joseph on the left in Naval Reserve Uniform...other person is unknown




(Great Uncle)
Posing in a German Officers Coat with Sword







Color Patch of the 18th Battalion

John Joseph Luck
D C M and M M

Naval Reserve
1910 - 1915
Officer (Unknown Rank)

Australian Army
Sergeant
2285
Enlisted 7 July 1915
Age 22
D Company 18th Battalion
5th Infantry Brigade
2nd Division
Australian Imperial Force
Discharged 27 August 1919


Awarded:
Military Medal (M.M.)19 June 1918
Recommendation made by Colonel E. Martin Commanding 5th AI Brigade A.I.F.

Note: The original recommendation was for the Distinguished Conduct Medal but was not recommended in the Kings Birthday Honours List.

"In the attack on the morning of the 19th instant near MORLANCOURT, after all the officers of the Company but one had been killed or wounded, a machine gun position was captured by a party led by this N.C.O.. At this time the left flank was in the air. This N.C.O. took the captured gun out in front and covered the flank until the position was consolidated and the flank connected. Later in the day he came to the assistance of an officer and N.C.O. who were mopping up a post which had been missed.
He displayed great coolness and leadership of a high order."
Note: A copy of the original recommendation is in Joseph's Military Documents.

Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) 9 August 1918
The recommendation by E.F. Martin, Brigadier-General, Commanding Officer 5th Aust.Inf.Bde. to Charles Rosenthal, Major-General, Commanding Second Australian Division, for the D.C.M. reads:
"In the advance on the 9th August 1918, towards RAINECOURT, east of AMIENS, the troops on the left of this Unit did not advance as expected. Sergeant LUCK was on the left flank of the Battalion and had no protection from fire from the area on his left and left rear. An enemy strong post was seen about 80 yards from the main road, the left boundary of the advance. Three machine guns were firing from it, and also an anti-tank gun, while the post itself was well protected by earthworks and a strong belt of wire.
Sergeant LUCK and 5 men were detached by 300 yards from all other troops and found themselves close to the strong post. Without hesitation Sergeant LUCK led his small party towards it. They crawled within bombing range and then rushed the post capturing the entire garrison. On capture it was found to be held by 1 Officer, 4 N.C.Os and 25 men with anti-tank gun, 2 heavy machine guns and a Lewis gun.
The post had been enfilading the whole Battalion in advance and had already caused casualties while the tank gun was engaging the co-operating tanks. During the whole advance and subsequent consolidation, Sergeant LUCK displayed great courage and skill and set a splendid example to his company."

Note: A copy of the original recommendation is in Joseph's Military Documents.

An extract from "The Official History of Australian Army in the War 1914-1918" by C.E.W. Bean reads "On the left among the big German dumps at the Roman road, Sergt. Luck of the 18th96 saw a post firing on the tanks with a trench-mortar. With five men he crept behind it, threw a few bombs, and captured an officer and 21 other Germans and three machine-guns.97

96 Sgt. J.J. Luck D.C.M., M.M. (No.2285; 18th Bn.). Coal Lumper ; of Millers Point, N.S.W.; b. Sydney, 1893.
97This officer, when captured, ordered Luck to stand to attention and salute him. Luck hit him under the chin, stood him to attention, and sent him off.


Born: 1896 in Millers Point Sydney NSW
Parents: William Richard Luck and Gertrude Byrne
Brother of: Private Percy John Luck (WW2), Trooper Donald Augustus Luck (WW2) and Private Roy Francis Luck (WW2 - killed in action 1941 at Tobruk Libya)

Note: A digital copy of the WW1 Military Service Records for John Joseph Luck can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using John's Army Service Number.



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Joseph Henry Luck

Australian Army
Driver
496
Enlisted 24 August 1914
Age 21
1st Field Artillery Brigade / 14th Field Artilley Brigade
Discharged 9 February 1919

Born: 1893 in Poplar Middlesex England
Parents: Joseph Henry Luck and Grace L Annan
Brother of: Rifleman Alexander Isaac Luck (WW1 - British Army) and Corporal John Edward Luck (WW1).

Note: A digital copy of the WW1 Military Service Records for Joseph Henry Luck can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Joseph's Army Service Number.



(Great Uncle)

Percy John Luck

Australian Army
Private
NX51767
Enlisted 28 June 1940
Age 42
2nd Reinforcements
2/33rd Battalion
2nd Australian Imperial Force
Disharged 4 December 1944

Born: 1898 in Millers Point Sydney NSW
Parents: William Richard Luck and Gertrude Byrne
Brother of: Sergeant John Joseph Luck DCM MM (WW1), Trooper Donald Augustus Luck (WW2) and Private Roy Francis Luck (WW2 - killed in action 1941 at Tobruk Libya)


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Percy Mark Luck

Australian Army
Private
N180182
Enlisted 14 May 1941
Age 20
Darwin Details Depot Eastern Command
Disharged 3 Jun 1944

Born: 1920 in Sydney NSW
Parents: William Luck and Millicent Cora Attenborough







(Great Uncle)

Roy Francis "Crooner" Luck

Australian Army
Private
NX24238
Enlisted 29 May 1940
Age 27
B Company 2/13th Infantry Battalion
7th Division
2nd Australian Imperial Force
Killed in Action on the 29 November 1941 at Tobruk Libya
Grave 7.J.10 Tobruk War Cemetery Libya

Born: 1914 in Millers Point Sydney NSW
Parents: William Richard Luck and Gertrude Byrne
Brother of: Sergeant John Joseph Luck DCM MM (WW1), Private Percy John Luck (WW2) and Trooper Donald Augustus Luck (WW2)

Note: A digital copy of the WW2 Military Service Records for Roy Francis Luck can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Roy's Army Service Number.


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Sydney Cautine Luck

Australian Army
Gunner
NX20899
Enlisted 23 May 1940
Age 31
Disharged 5 Mar 1943
1st Anti Aircraft Regiment

Born: Balmoral Sydney NSW
Parents: James William Luck and Alice Richards
Brother of: Leading Aircraftsman James Ernest Luck and Aircraftswoman Doris Lurline Luck



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Sydney James Luck

Australian Army
Private
NX99466
Enlisted 8 Jan 1943
Age 36
Disharged 17 Sep 1946
17 Australian Infantry Training Battalion

Born: 1907 Sydney NSW
Parents: William Edward Luck and Jane Eva Judd
Brother of: Private Eric Stanley Luck




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William Edward Luck

Australian Army
Private
3832
Enlisted 15 Aug 1915
Age 37
12th Reinforcement 13 Battalion
Disharged 16 Aug 1916

Born: 1879 in Millers Point Sydney NSW
Parents: Isaac Richard Luck and Mary Jane Neagle


Note: A digital copy of the WW1 Military Service Records for William Edward Luck can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using William's Army Service Number.


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William Morgan

NSW Corps
Private
1789
2nd Fleet

Ship "Neptune"


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Alfred Arthur Palmer

Australian Army
Private
QX13872
Enlisted 3 July 1940
Age 24
2/25th Battalion
Discharged 10 June 1944

Born: 1913 in the District of Chatswood Sydney NSW

Parents: Alfred Arthur Palmer and Polly (Mary Josephine) Seitz
Brother of: Private Frederick Guy Palmer (WW2)



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Frederick Guy Palmer

Australian Army
Private
NX80768
Enlisted 29 December 1941
Age 27
247 Light Aid Detachment
Discharged 1 February 1945

Born: 1914 in Willoughby Sydney NSW
Parents: Alfred Arthur Palmer and Polly (Mary Josephine) Seitz
Brother of: Private Alfred Arthur Palmer (WW2)


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Malcolm Roxburgh

Royal Australian Air Force
Warrant Officer
A227463
Enlisted 23 November 1971
Age 19
Cat2b Trainee (Aircraft Mechanical Trades Trainee)
Discharged 9 June 1993 WOENG (Warrant Officer Engineer)
1972-1973 Trade Training at RAAFSTT Wagga
Served as Engine Fitter on Fighters, Helicopters and Transport Aircraft
Served at RAAF Base Butterworth Malaysia October 1974-1976

Born: 1952 in Lindfield Sydney NSW
Parents: Kenneth Alfred Roxburgh and Barbara Elizabeth Roxburgh (nee Sykes)
Grandson of: Private Thomas Joseph Sykes (WW1)
Nephew of: Sergeant Jack Abbott Sykes (WW2) & Private William Thomas Sykes (WW2)



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Doris Enid Springfield

Australian Army
Private
NFX162659 (N460301)
Enlisted 21 September 1943
Age 29
AAMWS 101 Australian General Hospital
Discharged 29 December 1944

Born: 1914 in Hurstville Sydney NSW
Parents: William James W Springfield and Ada Louise Seitz
Sister of: Private Harry Osborne Springfield (WW2)



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Harry Osborne Springfield

Australian Army
Private
N260914
Enlisted 15 October 1941
Age 18
ECATTD
Discharged 5 February 1942

Born: 1923 in Peakhurst Sydney NSW
Parents: William James W Springfield and Ada Louise Seitz
Brother of: Private Doris Enid Springfield (WW2)



(Uncle)

Edward "Fox" John Sykes

Australian Army
Gunner
NX24946
Enlisted 3 June 1940
Age 31
Discharged 8 Febuary 1941
2/15th Field Regiment
2nd Australian Imperial Force

Born: 1909 in Sydney NSW
Parents: John Alfred Sykes and Gertrude Elizabeth Luck
Brother of: Bombadier John Sykes (POW WW2), Warrant Officer William Richard Sykes (WW2), Private Raymond France Belgium Anzac Sykes (WW2) and Gunner Lawrence Frederick Sykes (WW2)



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Jack Abbott Sykes

Australian Army
Sergeant
NX44546
Enlisted 9 September 1941
Age 20
9 Divisional Postal Unit
Discharged 14 January 1946

Born: 1921 in the District of Chatswood Sydney NSW
Parents: Thomas Joseph Sykes (WW1) and Violet Marguerite Hanlen
Brother of: Private William Thomas Sykes (WW2)



John "Thunder" Sykes Australian Army
Bombadier
NX33345
Enlisted 21 June 1940 at Paddington Sydney NSW
Age 32
29 Battery 2/15th Field Regiment
2nd Australian Imperial Force

Prisoner of War
15 February 1942 - at the Fall of Singapore
to the end of hositilies on the
22 September 1945 - in Japan

Changi Gaol Singapore Malaya - 6 months
Burma Railway
Niihama Mines, Shikoko Island, Japan - 3 years

Discharged 23 January 1946

Born: 1907 Sydney NSW
Parents: John Alfred Sykes and Gertrude Elizabeth Luck
Brother of: Gunner Lawrence F Sykes (WW2), Gunner Edward John Sykes (WW2), Warrant Officer William Richard Sykes (WW2), Private Raymond France Belgium Anzac Sykes (WW2)

Nephew of: Sergeant John J Luck DCM MM (WW1), Private Percy J Luck (WW2), Trooper Donald A Luck (WW2), Private Roy F Luck (KIA-Tobruk WW2), Private Thomas J Sykes (WW1), Gunner Richard C Sykes (WW2)

Relationship: Uncle

Note: A digital copy of the WW2 Military Service Records for John Sykes can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using John's Army Service Number.

Dylan Lloyd Jacobs Royal Australian Navy Seaman Communication Information Systems
Currently a Serving Member
(Service Number known but not listed)
Graduated - 7 May 2009
Enlisted at Wollongong NSW
Age 20

Born: Ulladulla NSW
Parents: Lloyd H Jacobs and Megan C M Sykes
Great grandson of: Bombadier John "Thunder" Sykes (POW WW2)

6 x Great Grandson of: Private William Morgan NSW Corps 2nd Fleet

Great Great Nephew of: Gunner Lawrence F Sykes (WW2), Gunner Edward J Sykes (WW2), Warrant Officer William R Sykes (WW2), Private Raymond France Belgium Anzac Sykes (WW2)

Great Great Great Nephew of: Sergeant John J Luck DCM MM (WW1), Private Percy J Luck (WW2), Trooper Donald A Luck (WW2), Private Roy F Luck (KIA-Tobruk WW2), Private Thomas J Sykes (WW1), Gunner Richard C Sykes (WW2)

Relationship: 1st Cousin Twice removed



(Uncle)

Lawrence Frederick Sykes

Australian Army
Sapper / Gunner *
NX113982 (N181683)
Enlisted 26 May 1942 at Millers Point Sydney NSW
Age 19
Discharged 25 July 1946
73rd Australian Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Company
2/2 Australian Anti Aircraft Regiment (Comp)
2nd Australian Imperial Force


Born: 1923 Millers Point Sydney NSW
Parents: John Alfred Sykes and Gertrude Elizabeth Luck
Brother of: Bombadier John Sykes (POW WW2), Gunner Edward John Sykes (WW2), Warrant Officer William Richard Sykes (WW2), Private Raymond France Belgium Anzac Sykes (WW2)

Nephew of: Sergeant John Joseph Luck DCM MM (WW1), Private Percy John Luck (WW2), Trooper Donald Augustus Luck (WW2), Private Roy Francis Luck (WW2 - killed in action 1941 at Tobruk Libya), Private Thomas Joseph Sykes (WW1), Gunner Richard Concord Sykes (WW2)

Relationship: Uncle
Note:
* In 1943 Corps responsibility for Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Companies changed from Royal Australian Engineers to Royal Australian Artillery hence the rank name change from Sapper to Gunner.

A digital copy of the WW2 Military Service Records for Lawrence F Sykes can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Lawrence's Army Service Number.



(Uncle)

Raymond France Belgium Anzac Sykes

Australian Army
Private
NX18694
Enlisted 29 May 1940
Age 22
Discharged 18 July 1940
2/13 Battalion
7th Division

Merchant Navy
Date of Engagement 9 Jul 1941
Date of Last Engagement 14 Aug 1945
Last Ship "KATOOMBA"

Born: 1918 in Sydney NSW
Parents: John Alfred Sykes and Gertrude Elizabeth Luck
Brother of: Bombadier John Sykes (POW WW2), Gunner Edward John Sykes (WW2), Warrant Officer William Richard Sykes (WW2), Gunner Lawrence Frederick Sykes (WW2)



Note: A digital copy of the WW2 Military Service Records for Raymond France Belgium ANZAC Sykes can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Raymond's Army Service Number.



(Great Uncle)

Richard Concord Sykes

Australian Army
Gunner
NX192326 (N93942)
Enlisted 19 February 1943
Age 37
Discharged 22 December 1944
20th Employment Company

Born: 1906 Millers Point Sydney NSW
Parents: Johann Jochim Seitz and Lucy Amelia Abbott
Brother of: Private Thomas Joseph Sykes (WW1)



(Great Uncle)

Thomas Joseph Sykes

Australian Army
Private
65825
Enlisted 24 June 1918
Age 23
Discharged 8 November 1919
3rd Battalion, Ist Brigade, 1st Division
1st Australian Imperial Force

Born: 1894 in Concord Sydney NSW
Parents: Johann Jochim Seitz and Lucy Amelia Abbott
Brother of: Gunner Richard Concord Sykes (WW2)
Father of: Sergeant Jack Abbott Sykes (WW2) and Private William Thomas Sykes (WW2)

Note: A digital copy of the WW1 Military Service Records for Thomas Joseph Sykes can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using Thomas's Army Service Number.



(Uncle)

William Richard Sykes

Australia n Army
Warrant Officer Class Two
NX66713
Enlisted 6 January 1941
Age 25
Discharged 12 January 1945
2/1st Australian Advanced Workshops
Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
2nd Australian Imperial Force

Born: 1916 in Sydney NSW
Parents: John Alfred Sykes and Gertrude Elizabeth Luck
Brother of: Bombadier John Sykes (POW WW2), Gunner Edward John Sykes (WW2), Private Raymond France Belgium Anzac Sykes (WW2) and Gunner Lawrence Frederick Sykes (WW2)



(Ist Cousin once removed)

William Thomas Sykes

Australian Army
Private
44220
Enlisted 3 September 1941
Age 17
Discharged 20 November 1945
1 AIF Base Postal
2nd Australian Imperial Force

Born: 1923 in the District of Chatswood Sydney NSW
Parents: Thomas Joseph Sykes (WW1) and Violet Marguerite Hanlen
Brother of: Sergeant Jack Abbott Sykes (WW2)

Note: A digital copy of the WW2 Military Service Records for William Thomas Sykes can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using William's Army Service Number.



(Great Uncle)

Albert Victor James Taylor

British Army - WW1
Sapper
70511
Pre WW1 - Territorial Royal Engineers

WW1 - Enlisted 26 December 1914
23rd Airline Section Royal Engineer Signals
British Expedionary Force

Born: 1888 in Hackney Middlesex England
Parents: William Lawrence Taylor and Eleanor Weait
Brother of: Gunner Frederick Walter Taylor (WW1 - British Army)



(Great Uncle)

Frederick Walter Taylor

British Army - WW1
Gunner
207611
B Battery
174 Brigade Royal Field Artillery
British Expedionary Force

Sapper
36853
Unit Unknown
Royal Engineers

Born: 1898 in Hackney Middlesex England
Parents: William Lawrence Taylor and Eleanor Weait
Brother of: Sapper Albert Victor James Taylor (WW1 - British Army)


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(Uncle)

Reginald Augustus Taylor

Australian Army
Private
287784
Enlisted 17 March 1931
Age 23
Discharged 1 October 1934
36 Battalion Militia Forces
Australian Military Forces

Born: 1906 in Leytonstone England
Parents: Augustus William Taylor and Leah Turner
Brother of: Private Charles Arthur Taylor (WW2) and Gunner John Orlando Taylor (WW2)



(Uncle)

Charles Arthur Taylor

Australian Army
Private
NX95229
Enlisted 18 April 1942
Age 33
Discharged 30 November 1942
2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion

Born: 1909 in Saints Johns Wood London England
Parents: Augustus William Taylor and Leah Turner
Brother of: Private Reginald Augustus Taylor (1931 to 1934) and Gunner John Orlando Taylor (WW2)



(Father)

John Orlando Taylor

Australian Army
Gunner
N250107
Enlisted 14 May 1941
Age 26
Discharged 2 November 1941
104 Anti Tank Regiment

Born: 1915 in Ashfield Sydney NSW
Parents: Augustus William Taylor and Leah Turner
Brother of: Private Reginald Augustus Taylor (1931 to 1934) and Private Charles Arthur Taylor (WW2)



(Me)

Warwick Paul Taylor

Australian Army
Staff Sergeant
2799885
Conscripted 19 April 1972
Age 20
Discharged 31 May 1994
Resources Troop, 23 Support Squadron
1st Field Engineer Regiment
Royal Australian Engineers
1st Task Force,
School of Military Engineering,
Enginner Battalion PNG Defence Force (Det),
Royal School of Military Engineering Chatham Kent England (Det),
21 Construction Squadron RAE.

Born: 1951 in Sydney NSW
Parents: John Orlando Taylor and Gloria Esma Sykes






3rd Cousin (twice removed)

William Stephen Taylor

Australian Army
Sergeant
3457
Enlisted 14 August 1915
Age 23
53rd Infantry Battalion
1st Australian Imperial Force
Killed in Action 1 September 1918 Peronne France
Age 27
Grave V.C.6 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension Somme France

Born: 1891 in Sydney NSW
Parents: William D Taylor and Louisa A Wilson

Note: William is not related to my fathers line, he is part of my mothers line. This is just a surname co-incidence.

Note: A digital copy of the WW1 Military Service Records for William Stephen Taylor can be read online
at the National Archives of Australia website.
Do a Record Search using William's Army Service Number.