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Ellis, Sydney James    Create Anzac Certificate
Place of Birth: Parkes, NSW, Australia

Service Number: 405

Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Next of Kin: Ellis, Henry (father)



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Sydney Ellis 6th Light Horse
Submitted by: Graham Lambert
 

Sydney saw active service during WW1 fighting with the 6th Light Horse regiment. The 6th LH was raised in Sydney in 1914 from men who had enlisted in NSW and become part of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade. The light horsemen were essentially mounted infantry. They differed from the cavalry in that they usually fought dismounted, using their horses as transport to the battlefield. The distinctive mark of the 6th LH was a wallaby fur hatband.
Sydney enlisted in September 1914, aged 19 ( although he claimed to be 20) and served for four years until November 1918. He landed at Gallipoli on 20th May 1915 and remained there until the evacuation in December 1915.
He fought in many battles in Gallipoli and Palestine, including at Shrapnel Gully, Johnsons, Jolly, Romani, Amnan, Es Salt, Beersheba, Gaza, Meggido, and the Jordan Valley.  

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