Photo of Sydney Rawlings

Sydney Rawlings


6th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Fraxinus Angustifolia Oxycarpa
  • Planted By: Miss C. Tonkin
  • Plaque: 765

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Sydney Rawlings was born in Ballarat and enlisted from Wendouree on 26th June 1915. He was 24 years old, single and employed as a plumber. He was a member of the 9th Reinforcements to the 6th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Division, with Regimental No. 2849. He was promoted to Corporal during his service. On 11th July 1918, whilst on patrol near the village of Strazeele, he was killed in action and is buried in Borre British Cemetery, France. His brother, Frederick, also served in WW1 and was killed in action 20th July 1916 – his Avenue Tree No. is 940. Rawlings Street in the Lucas Estate is named in their honour.
Tree No. 765

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour