Private Sidney James Pelin

Service number 6072
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Mount Morgan
Death Date 1917-02-01
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 15th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 15th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Sidney James Joseph Pelin (6072, 15th Battalion) was born in Mount Morgan, Queensland, on 25 January 1900. He was working as a station hand when he enlisted in February 1916. On 1 February 1917, Sidney was taking part in a raid on the German front line when a 77mm German shell exploded on a parapet near him causing him to be struck and killed by clods of frozen earth. A comrade described him as “a very brave man”. He was aged 17 years.



Date of enlistment 21 February 1916
Date of embarkation 08 August 1916
Date of death 01 February 1917
Date of fate 01 February 1917