Stockham, Sydney Clezy (Lieutenant), 1889 - 1918

Collection ID PR02000
Collection type Private Record
Title Stockham, Sydney Clezy (Lieutenant), 1889 - 1918
Measurement 2 wallets: 2 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Commonwealth of Australia
Place made Australia
Date made 1915-1918; 1918-2002

Diary, 1915-1918; post card and letters, 1916-1918 of Lieutenant Sydney Clezy Stockham written during the First World War. Other items are: transcripts of letters from family and friends; typed transcripts of the diary entries 1915-1918; a postcard, from 4303 Private (George) William Stockham, Sydney's brother to his parents depicting SS Demosthenes;and a posthumous certificate of commission awarded to Sydney Stockham as Second Lieutenant, dated 16 October 1918. Some correspondence deals with Lt Stockham's search for information about the grave of his brother, Pte (George) William Stockham of 5 Battalion who died at Bullecourt 10 May 1917. Other letters from family members express grief felt by them after receiving notification of the death of Lt Sydney Stockham while serving with 131 United States Regiment, 18 August 1918. Lt Stockham saw action at Gallipoli 1915, at Armentieres, France, in 1916 where cover at times was supplied by the Royal Flying Corps (RFC), Belgium, 1916, and at Pozieres, 1917. Lt Sydney Stockham took leave in England in early 1918. Sydney worked for George Wills & Co., in Adelaide prior to his enlistment. A diary entry records that in January 1918, he met Mr G T Wills at the head office of George Wills and Co.,in London.