But once again, Sid was wounded and found himself back in hospital in England. Sid re-joined his battalion for the final time in late as what later became known as the Third Battle of Ypres was drawing to a close.
The allies had hoped to drive the Germans from the surrounding ridges and even reach the Belgian coast but the four-month long campaign was marked by fierce fighting and massive casualties. Within a mere eight weeks, 38, Australian troops had been either killed, wounded, missing or captured. Among those many thousands was Sid, who was killed in action on 30 October. He was Sid was buried in Aeroplane Cemetery, Ypres, near where he fell.
Arthur survived the war, returning home to the Northern Territory in early The loss of Sid was deeply felt within the Darwin community, and a plaque to his memory was later unveiled in a local church.
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