Sydney Thomas Allwright1

#11695, b. 18 May 1894, d. 22 February 1982
  • Father: Sydney Thomas Allwright1 b. 26 Jun 1869, d. b 1925
  • Mother: Alice Maud Victorie Stewart1 b. b 1871

Individual's Timeline

Birth18 May 1894Sydney Thomas Allwright1
Death22 February 1982Sydney Thomas Allwright2

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

DNA Research Notes

Research note Re DNA test(s): You have a gedcom at GEDmatch. I have only just got my results from Ancestry and have uploaded to ftdna and gedmatch.

I am searching the gedcoms for known names, and I came across this. 2016-10-20 10:42:47 5848629 : P1278 Sydney Thomas Allwright, b. 18 May 1894, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, d. 22 Feb 1982, Lenah Valley (Calvary Hospital), Tasmania, Austr , FATHER: ??, MOTHER: ??

I believe he is the son of Sydney Thomas ALLWRIGHT born 1869 in Tasmania; the grandson of George Martin ALLWRIGHT b 1838, also Tasmania; the GGs of Thomas William who was born in Port JacKson 1806, and 2xGGs of Thomas ALLWRIGHT a convict born in London 1767, tried in London, transported for 7 years on the Active 1791.

I carried out this research as there is a minor, but very interesting, link to my Daughter in Law's family. Unfortunately I can't help with DNA cross matching as neither myself nor my DIL are blood relations of any of these chaps.

Are you aware there is another person on Gedmatch who DOES have links to this family

2017-05-26 06:09:19 2442452 : P969 Letitia Allwright, b. 17 Dec 1833, New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, d. 12 Feb 1895, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia , FATHER: ??, MOTHER: ??

The letitia mentioned above is a daughter of the Thomas born 1806 in Port Jackson.

All the above are my conclusions made after a lot of research, but (even though I sound sure of myself) the above is not neccesarily guaranteed to be correct. If you disagree, please do let me know..

Military Career

Records show that Sydney Thomas Allwright served in the armed forces. Sydney's attestation papers show he signed up in September 1914, and was sent overseas in what appears to be the same month. He was at the Gallipoli landing (from a letter from his father), was was in active service for 3 continuos years. In August 1915 he was in Hospital in Malta with influenza and rhematic fever. He rejoined his unit in October in Lemnos. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in April 1916, and was in France 4 months later. Within a month he was a Corporal, but requested a return to the ranks in November 1916. He was again made a Lance Corporal in May 1917, was was evacuated out of france to England (for return to Au) in September 1917. In his file are letters from his father, dated January, March and April 1917, requesting that Sydney jnr be returned to Australia. He was refused, but a letter dated 19th June 1917, outlines the difficulties Sydney's mother was having with her son serving overseas. Permission was granted for young Sydney to get leave in Australia for 6 months in a letter dated 7th September, 1917. In 1967 Sydney requested the Gallipoli medal in writing.3


  1. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 116.
  2. Website ( "2016-10-20 10:42:47 e-mail address 5848629 : P1278 Sydney Thomas Allwright, b. 18 May 1894, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, d. 22 Feb 1982, Lenah Valley (Calvary Hospital), Tasmania, Austr , FATHER: ??, MOTHER: ??"
  3. Various various, by unknown photographer, WW2 attestation papers, digitised item on line.