(Service number 47301)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 17 March 1896 Place of Birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Windsor Hotel, Christchurch
Occupation Driver
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Frederick John Bastings (father), Waimate
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 31 October 1970 Age 74 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Pukekohe Cemetery
Memorial Reference Returned Services Section, Row 13, Plot 12
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Sidney Bastings was the son of Frederick John bastings and his first wife Elizabeth née Campbell. Elizabeth died in 1909 at Invercargill. Sidney was educated at Invercargill South, Tokomairiro and Invercargill Middle schools. His father Frederick John Bastings, cordial manufacturer of Waimate, was drawn in the first military service ballot for No. 10 (South Canterbury) recruiting district in November 1916. Sidney married Nora Halcombe Manning in 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 September 2019]; Pukekohe Cemetery headstone transcription [16 September 2019]; Timaru Herald, 25 November 1916 (Papers Past) [15 October 2015]

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