Name:Sidney John GavelRegimental Number:3502ARank:Lance CorporalBattalion:53rd Australian Infantry BattalionDate of Birth:November, 1894Place of Birth:Mathoura, New South Wales, AustraliaDate of Enlistment:July 28, 1915Place of Enlistment:Cootamundra, New South Wales, AustraliaAddress at Enlistment:Unknown Age at Enlistment:20 yearsHeight: 5 feet, 8 inchesWeight: 140 lbs.Marital Status:Single Trade:Commission AgentReligion:Church of EnglandNext of Kin:William Stillman Gavel (Father) Farm 177, Stoney Point, Leeton, New South WalesDate of Death:July 19, 1916Age at Death:21Cemetery:VC Corner Australian Cemetery and MemorialFromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, FranceCommemorated on the Australian War MemorialSidney Gavel was the grandson of Andrew Stillman Gavel, Gavelton, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal. He was killed by a sniper’s bullet on July 19, 1916.V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial is the only uniquely Australian cemetery on the Western Front. It was formed after the Armistice and contains the graves of 410 Australian soldiers who were killed during the Battle of Fromelles in July 1916 and whose bodies were found on the battlefield. As none of the bodies could be identified, it was decided not to mark the individual graves, but to record on a memorial the names of all the Australian soldiers who were killed in the engagement and whose graves are not known. Many of those originally listed on the memorial were subsequently identified and re-interred at Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery.