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Lance Corporal: 565 Peter SLOEY.

Born: 1896. Byrock via Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia. Birth Cert:11588/1896.

Married: 1921. Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Cert:3830/1921.

Wife: Florence A Sloey. nee: Churchland.

Died: 1961. Dubbo. New South Wales, Australia. Death Cert:20368/1961.

Father: Robert John Sloey. (18..-1923)

Mother: Mary Sloey nee: Unknown. (18..-1947)


Peter Sloey enlisted with B Company, 35th Battalion AIF on the 5th of January 1916 and was an original member of the Battalion and left Sydney on board HMAT A24 "Benalla" on the 1st of May 1916.

Peter returned to Australia on the 16th of March 1919 and was discharged from the AIF on the 4th of January 1920.

Family Information

Peter was a single 21 year old Labourer from Wellington, N.S.W. upon enlistment. Peters parents Robert and Mary Sloey had a least 8 children. Ann Sloey born 1881 at Dubbo, N.S.W. Birth Cert:11635/1881. Mary J Sloey born 885 at Grenfell, N.S.W. Birth Cert:20705/1885. Maude Sloey born 1887 at Byrock, N.S.W. Birth Cert:16657/1887. Mary H Sloey born 1890 at Byrock, N.S.W. Birth Cert:7460/1890. Elizabeth E Sloey born 1892 at Byrock, N.S.W. Birth Cert:7410/1892. Robert John Sloey born 1894 at Byrock, N.S.W. Birth Cert:7117/1894 and died in 1947 at Manly, N.S.W. Death Cert:30070/1947. Peter Sloey born 1896 at Byrock, N.S.W. Birth Cert:11788/1896 and died in 1961 at Dubbo, N.S.W. Death Cert:20368/1961. Eunis Sloey born 1900 at Byrock, N.S.W. Birth Cert:2519/1900. Charles Joseph Sloey born 1901 at Byrock, N.S.W. Birth Cert:30895/1902 and died in 1942 at Burwood, N.S.W. Death Cert:16455/1942.

Bourke Memorial; enlisted from Byrock, N.S.W.

Peter Sloey (Relative) Byrock Historical Cemetery

Peter Sloey died on the 6th of August 1913 at Byrock, his cause of death was from Apoplexy and he is buried at the Byrock Historical Cemetery in an unmaked grave. He is buried in the same cemetery as Lieutenant: Lauchlan McLAUCHLAN. MM 3rd Battalion AIF, Another Byrock local who is buried at the West Bogan Church is Sergeant Arthur Charles HALL who won the Victoria Cross

Lauchlan was awarderd Military Medal in France and returned to Byrock after world War 1, only to be killed when he fell off his horse and Broke his Neck at the age of 33.

Arthur Charles Hall VC (1896-1978)

Military Records

Australian National Archives

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