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Alexander Farndale Sitlington

Alexander Farndale Sitlington

Male 1889 - 1916  (27 years)

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  • Name Alexander Farndale Sitlington 
    Born 1889  Colac, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Mil-Action Between 1914 and 1916 
    • Private A F Sitlington embarked aboard HMAT A24 Benalla at Melbourne, Australia on 19 October 1914. In Alexandria, Egypt he boarded the Clan McGilvarry for the Gallipoli campaign where he received gunshot wounds to the arm and thigh. He was sent to the hospital at Malta to recover. When fit he was sent to Alexandria, Egypt to rejoin the 8th battalion on 27 October 1915. On 27 December 1915 he was admitted to the hospital at Lemnos with mumps and was discharged from there on 15 January 1916. He was transferred to the 60th Battalion on 22 January 1916. On 18 June he sailed from Alexandria for Marseilles, France, where he arrived on 29 June. On 28 July he was reported as missing in action
    Milit-Beg 18 Aug 1914  Colac, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Jul 1916  Fleur Baix, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • he was killed in action in WWI
    Newspaper 16 Sep 1916  The Colac Reformer, Colac, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • (Includes photograph of A. F. Sitlington in uniform)
      DISTRICT CASUALTIES.

      Word was received on Wednesday, by his parents, of the death in France, of Private Alexander Farndale Sitlington, of Colac. He was 26 years of age, and was one of the first to enlist from Colac. He was at the landing at Gallipoli, and was wounded, at Cape Helles, and was sent to Malta, after which he went back to Egypt. He was then sent to France, where he met his death.
    Newspaper 22 Sep 1916  The Colac Herald, Colac, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • DEATH. SITLINGTON.Killed in action in France on the 19th July, 1916, after service at Gallipoli (wounded at Cape Helles), Egypt and France, Private Alec. Farndale Sitlington, dearly beloved only son of A. J. and M. Sitlington, of Gellibrand street, Colac, and loving brother of Irene.
    Occupation a house painter 
    Buried Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I41976  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2015 

    Father Alexander James Sitlington,   b. 27 Apr 1857, Geelong, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1924, Colac, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Marion Amelia Susan Martin,   b. 15 Sep 1856, Colac, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952, Colac, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 24 May 1887  the Wesleyan Church, Birregurra, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F97  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1889 - Colac, VIC, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilit-Beg - 18 Aug 1914 - Colac, VIC, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jul 1916 - Fleur Baix, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Alec Farndale Sitlington.
    Photo Provided by Stephen Brooks.
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    Alec Farndale Sitlington.
    Photograph provided by Stephen Brooks.
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    Alec Farndale Sitlington. Taken at Malta in 1915.
    Photograph provided by Stephen Brooks.
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    Alec Farndale Sitlington. Taken before WWI.
    Photograph provided by Stephen Brooks.